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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Views of Distant Mountains from the Road between Lake Nemi and Velletri 1819

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 11 Verso:
Views of Distant Mountains from the Road between Lake Nemi and Velletri 1819
D15576
Turner Bequest CLXXXIV 11 a
Pencil on white wove paper, 122 x 197 mm
Inscribed by the artist in pencil ‘fro Nemi to V’ top right and ‘[?towards] Vitri’ centre right-hand edge
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Beyond Lakes Albano and Nemi, Turner’s route to Naples turned south towards Velletri. As his inscriptions suggest, the swift sketches on this page represent views from the Via Appia between Lake Nemi and Velletri. The distant line of mountains is the Monti Lepini.

Nicola Moorby
April 2010

How to cite

Nicola Moorby, ‘Views of Distant Mountains from the Road between Lake Nemi and Velletri 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-views-of-distant-mountains-from-the-road-between-lake-nemi-r1138038, accessed 24 May 2024.