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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View of Lake Nemi 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Recto:
View of Lake Nemi 1819
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 6
Pencil on white wove paper, 122 x 197 mm
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in blue ink ‘281’ bottom right and ‘6’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXXIV 6’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The details of this swift landscape drawing are very rough and sketchy but they appear to represent a view of Lake Nemi from a villa on the steep slopes above. A small part of the composition spills over onto the opposite sheet of the double-page spread, see folio 5 verso (D15564). For further sketches and a discussion of other views of the lake see folio 3 (D15559).

Nicola Moorby
April 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘View of Lake Nemi 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-view-of-lake-nemi-r1138027, accessed 24 May 2024.