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Made from the entrance to Glencoe near Upper Carnoch, this sketch is inscribed ‘Cower river’, presumably a reference to the Coe River which can be seen in the foreground. David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan identified the roof of the building at the right of the sketch (and on folio 25; D26789) as belonging to an inn that stood on the south side of the track from Glencoe village to the glen.1 The Pap of Glencoe is shown at the left with the peak of Sgorr nam Fiannaidh and the beginning of the Notched Ridge (Aonach Eagach) at the right.
See folio 2 (D26750) for information about Turner’s visit to Glencoe and references to the other sketches he made on the occasion.
David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan, ‘Turner’s Journey from Oban to Inveraray – 1831’, [circa 1991], Tate catalogue files, [folio 5 – 6, 14].