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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View of Marino, near Lake Albano 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 12 Recto:
View of Marino, near Lake Albano 1819
Turner Bequest CLXXXII 12
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 189 mm
Inscribed by the ?artist in pencil ‘12’ top left
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘12’ top right and ‘301’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CLXXXII 12’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Cecilia Powell has identified the location of this sketch as Marino, one of the towns which make up the Castelli Romani, sixteen communes situated in the Alban Hills.1 Turner has drawn the view looking across the hilltop town towards the Lake of Albano in the distance. The most recognisable landmarks are the campanile and cupola of the Church of San Barnaba to the left of the centre.
A similar view may be that of the distant prospect of Lake Albano on the opposite page, see folio 11 verso (D15316).
Powell 1984, p.422

Nicola Moorby
May 2008

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘View of Marino, near Lake Albano 1819 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2008, 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-marino-near-lake-albano-r1132612, accessed 22 May 2024.