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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Rocca di Angera, Lake Maggiore, from the North 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 32 Verso:
Rocca di Angera, Lake Maggiore, from the North 1819
D16950
Turner Bequest CXCIV 32 a
Pencil and grey watercolour wash on white wove paper, 121 x 195 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This rough sketch depicts the Rocca di Angera, a medieval castle built by the Borromeo family on the hilly shores of Lake Maggiore opposite the town of Arona. Turner’s viewpoint is from the north, looking from the Simplon road which skirts the western shores of the lake. For further sketches of the castle see folio 27 (D16940).

Nicola Moorby
May 2011

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Rocca di Angera, Lake Maggiore, from the North 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2011, 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-rocca-di-angera-lake-maggiore-from-the-north-r1132825, accessed 25 September 2020.