<< YCBA Home Yale Center for British Art Yale Center for British Art << YCBA Home

YCBA Collections Search

 
Creator:
Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British
Title:

Lake Avernus: Aeneas and the Cumaean Sibyl

Former Title(s):

Lake Avernus: Aeneas and the Cumaean Sybil

Date:
between 1814 and 1815
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 28 1/4 x 38 1/4 inches (71.8 x 97.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.78
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
Aeneas' visit to the underworld | armor | castle | city | costume | darkness | epics | hills | lake | landscape | legend | men | mountains | mythology | poem | relief | religious and mythological subject | Roman | ruins | ruins | shield | soldiers | the arrival of Aeneas at Cumae, where they consult Deiphobe, the Cumaean Sibyl, who foretells of Aeneas' wars in Latium | woman
Associated Places:
Averno, Lago d' | Avernus, Lake | Campania | Cumae | Italy | Napoli
Associated People:
Sibyl of Cumae
Publius Vergilius Maro (70 BC–19 BC), classical Roman poet
Aeneas
Access:
On view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5010
Export:
XML

Turner (British Council - Japan) (The National Museum of Western Art, 1986-08 - 1986-09)

Turner (British Council - Japan) (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, 1986-10 - 1986-11)

Romanticism (Gallerie d'Italia - Piazza Scala, 2018-10-25 - 2019-03-17)

Richard Wilson and the Transformation of European Landscape Painting (National Museum Wales, 2014-07-05 - 2014-10-26)

Richard Wilson and the Transformation of European Landscape Painting (Yale Center for British Art, 2014-03-06 - 2014-06-01)

Turner and Italy (Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest, 2009-07-15 - 2009-10-25)

Turner and Italy (National Gallery of Scotland, 2009-03-26 - 2009-06-07)

Turner and Italy (Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara, 2008-11-16 - 2009-02-22)

Nobleness and Grandeur - Forging Historical Landscape in Britain, 1760 - 1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 2005-01-27 - 2005-04-24)

Great British Paintings from American Collections: Holbein to Hockney (The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 2002-02-01 - 2002-05-05)

Great British Paintings from American Collections: Holbein to Hockney (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-09-27 - 2001-12-30)

This Other Eden : British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale (Art Gallery of South Australia, 1998-09-16 - 1998-11-15)

This Other Eden : British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale (Queensland Art Gallery, 1998-07-15 - 1998-09-06)

This Other Eden : British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale (Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1998-05-01 - 1998-07-05)

J. M. W. Turner (Musée du Louvre, 1983-10-14 - 1984-01-16)

Classic Ground - British Artists and the Landscape of Italy, 1740-1830 (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-07-29 - 1981-09-20)

J. M. W. Turner - A Selection of Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (National Gallery of Art, 1968-10-31 - 1969-04-21)

Painting in England 1700-1850 - From The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Yale University Art Gallery, 1965-04-15 - 1965-06-20)

Walter Armstrong, Turner, Thos. Agnew and Sons Ltd., London, 1902, p. 218, Folio A N 11 (YCBA)

Duncan Bull, Classic ground, British artists and the landscape of Italy, 1740-1830 , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1981, pp. 17-19, cat. 1, 4, ND1354.4 B85 (YCBA)

Martin Butlin, The paintings of J.M.W. Turner, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, 1984, v.1: pp. 24, 87, 135-36, 279; v.2: pl. 5, no. 226, pl. 51, NJ18 T85 B885 1984 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Christie's sale catalogue : Stourhead heirlooms: pictures by old masters of the Italian, French, and Dutch schools; fine works of the early English school, and drawings : 2 June 1883, , Christie's, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, June 2, 1883, p. 5, Lot 17, Fiche B51 (YCBA) Also Available online : Art Sales Catalgues - Lugt # 43108

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 226, 227, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Gabriele Crepaldi, Turner, Prestel, Munich ; London, 2011, pp. 70-71, NJ18.T85 C75 2011 (YCBA)

J. C. Eade, Projecting the landscape, no. 4, Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, 1987, pl. 25, N8213 P76 (YCBA)

Gerald Finley, Love & Duty: Turner and the Aeneas Legend, Zeitschrift f r Kunstgeschichte, vol. 55, 1990, p. 385, Available online Available online through JStor

John Gage, Turner and Stourhead: The Making of a Classicist?, Art Quarterly, vol. 37, Spring 1974, pp. 59-87, J10 Ar 81 + (LSF)

Vic Gatrell, The first bohemians, life and art in London's golden age , Allen Lane, London, 2013, pp. 209, 210, fig. 89, NX544.L6 G37 2013 (YCBA)

Marco Goldin, Turner e gli impressionisti, la grande storia del paesaggio moderno in Europa , Linea d'ombra srl, Conegliano [Italy], 2006, p. 117, ND192.I4 T87 2006 + (YCBA)

Catherine M. Gordon, British paintings Hogarth to Turner, Frederick Warne, London, 1981, p. 67, ND466 G67 (YCBA)

James Hamilton, Turner & Italy, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2009, p. 30, fig. 27, NJ18 T85 H252 2009 (YCBA)

Robert L. Herbert, Monet on the Normandy coast, tourism and painting, 1867-1886 , Yale University Press, New Haven, 1994, pp. 57-59, NJ18 M77 H43 1994 (YCBA)

Luke Herrmann, The Paul Mellon Collection at Burlington House, Connoisseur, v. 157, no. 634, December 1964, 215,218,221, unnum color pl, N1 C75 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) Another copy available in YCBA Vertical File Collection: v 2334

Horsfall Turner, Olivia., Nobleness & grandeur, forging historical landscape in Britain 1760-1850. , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2005, no. 53, V 1420 (YCBA)

J.M.W. Turner : a selection of paintings from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon., Exhibition held Oct. 31, 1968-Apr. 21, 1969 in the National Gallery of Art , National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1968, pp. 13, 22, no. 7, fig. 7, NJ18 T85 U5 (YCBA)

J.M.W. Turner à l'occasion du cinquantième anniversaire du British Council, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 14 octobre 1983-16 janvier 1984. , Editions Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Paris, 1983, no. 31, NJ18 T85 J14 (YCBA)

Julia Marciari-Alexander, This other Eden, paintings from the Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1998, p. 88, no. 31, ND1314.3 Y36 1998 (YCBA)

Fernando Mazzocca, Romanticismo, Silvana Editoriale, Cinisello Balsamo, Milano, p. 167, fig. 47, N6917.5.R6 R66 2018 (LC) Oversize (YCBA)

Franny Moyle, Turner : The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J.M.W. Turner, New York, 2016, p. 271, NJ18 T85 M79 2016 (YCBA)

National Gallery of Art, Painting in Georgian England from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon., National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1970, pp. 20, ND488 P25 (YCBA)

Kathleen Dukeley Nicolson, Turner's classical landscapes, myth and meaning , Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 1990, fig. 24, NJ18 T85 N53 1990 + (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, The Royal Academy of Arts Winter Exhibition 1964-65., , Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 1964, pp. 49- 50 (v.1), no. 181, pl. 61, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA)

Paul Mellon's Legacy, a passion for British art. [large print labels] , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v.3, N5220 M552 +P381 2007, Mellon Shelf (YCBA)

Martin Postle, Richard Wilson and the transformation of European landscape painting, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2014, Cat. No. 158, pp. 326-27, NJ18.W72 R53 2014 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Sam Smiles, The late works of J. M. W. Turner : the artist and his critics, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, p. 203, fig. 122, NJ18.t85 S655 2020 Oversize (YCBA)

David H. Solkin, Turner and the masters, Tate Publishing, London, 2009, pp. 100, 112, fig. 57, NJ18 T85 T8352 2009+ (YCBA)

Malcolm Warner, Great British paintings from American collections, Holbein to Hockney , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, p. 170, no. 49, ND464 W27 2001 (YCBA)

Ian Warrell, Turner's Wessex : architecture and ambition, Scala, London, 2015, pp. 20-2135-37, 130, unnumbered enlargement; fig. 29, NJ18.T85 W3784 2015 (YCBA)

Andrew Wilton, The life and work of J.M.W. Turner, Academy Editions, London, 1979, p. 226, No. P226, NJ18 T85 +W577 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

K. Woodbridge, Sacred landscape: Painters and the Lake-garden of Stourhead, Apollo, v. 88, no. 79, London, England, September 1968, pp. 210-14, N1 A54 + (YCBA)

Yale University Art Gallery, Painting in England, 1700-1850, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, [exhibition at] Yale University Art Gallery, April 15-June 20, 1965. , vol. 1, W. Clowes and sons, New Haven, 1965, p. 53 (v.1), no. 198, pl. 61, ND466 Y35 (YCBA)


If you have information about this object that may be of assistance please contact us.