Joseph Mallord William Turner

Glencoe Looking West

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26764
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 10 a

Catalogue entry

Inscribed ‘Glenco’ at the bottom left of the page, this sketch looks west along Glencoe from the road. The peak of Aonach Dubh is at the top left with the Notched Ridge (Aonach Eagach) at the right and the River Coe (inscribed ‘w’ for water) below the slope to the right. The peak of Meall Mòr directly ahead in the distance is exaggerated in height.
For further sketches of Glencoe see folio 2 (D26750).

Thomas Ardill
April 2010

Read full Catalogue entry

Explore

You might like