Joseph Mallord William TurnerBrig O' Turk and Ben A'an, Trossachs 1834

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Brig O' Turk and Ben A'an, Trossachs
From Loch Ard Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCLXXII
Date 1834
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 118 x 184 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLXXII 9
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 38 Verso:
Brig O’ Turk and Ben A’an, Trossachs 1834
Turner Bequest CCLXXII 9
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 118 x 184 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan have identified this sketch as the Brig O’ Turk near the village of the same name, located to the east of Loch Achray in the Trossachs, with the peak of Ben A’an at the right.1 Sketches on folios 39 and 39 verso (D26680, D26676; CCLXXII 7a, 7) were made from the road between Loch Achray and Aberfoyle, indicating Turner’s route between the two sites during his exploration of the Trossachs in 1834.
For a full list of Turner’s sketches in the Trossachs, see the Loch Ard sketchbook Introduction.
Wallace-Hadrill and Carolan 1990, Vol.10 No.2, p.27.
Technical notes:
This page was numbered CCLXXII 19 by A.J. Finberg and regarded as the Recto of the page.1 Since the sketchbook was rebound by Edward Croft-Murray the page has now become the verso of folio 38 (see the Loch Ard sketchbook Introduction). The recto is blank.

Thomas Ardill
November 2010

Finberg 1909, II, p.873, CCLXXII 12.

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