J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Part of a View of Lake Nemi with the Towns of Nemi and Genzano 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Verso:
Part of a View of Lake Nemi with the Towns of Nemi and Genzano 1819
D15574
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 10 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 122 x 197 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
As Cecilia Powell first identified, this sketch represents part of a panoramic view of Lake Nemi from Genzano looking north to the town of Nemi on the opposite shores. The composition continues on the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 11 (D15575). Related vistas can be found in the Vatican Fragments sketchbook (Tate D15113; Turner Bequest CLXXX 5) and in the Albano, Nemi, Rome sketchbook (Tate D15334–D15340; Turner Bequest CLXXXII 21a–24a). For further studies and a general discussion of Lake Nemi see also folio 7 (D15567).

Nicola Moorby
April 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Part of a View of Lake Nemi with the Towns of Nemi and Genzano 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-part-of-a-view-of-lake-nemi-with-the-towns-of-nemi-and-r1138036, accessed 28 May 2024.