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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Study of Trees above Lake Albano 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Recto:
Study of Trees above Lake Albano 1819
D15561
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 4
Pencil on white wove paper, 122 x 197 mm
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in blue ink ‘281’ bottom right and ‘4’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXXIV 4’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This swift study depicts a group of trees above a crater lake surrounded with hills. The location appears to be the Galleria di Sopra (Upper Gallery), a tree-lined avenue above the shores of Lake Albano which links Albano and Castel Gandolfo. For further sketches see folios 4 verso–5 (D15562–D15563).

Nicola Moorby
April 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Study of Trees above Lake Albano 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-study-of-trees-above-lake-albano-r1138023, accessed 17 June 2024.