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 11 Recto:
Part of a View of Lake Nemi with the Towns of Nemi and Genzano 1819
D15575
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 11
Pencil on white wove paper, 122 x 197 mm
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in blue ink ‘281’ bottom right and ‘11’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXXIV 11’ bottom right
 
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 10 verso (D15574). 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-r1138037, accessed 18 May 2024.