Joseph Mallord William Turner

Kilchurn Castle, with the River Orchy, and Ben Cruachan Beyond

1801

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 340 x 475 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03395
Turner Bequest LVIII 16

Catalogue entry

As Finberg noted,1 this is based on a drawing in the 1801 Scotch Lakes sketchbook (Tate D03025–D03026; Turner Bequest LVI 57a–58). An untraced finished watercolour was probably the work exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1802 (377);2 see the entry for Tate D03394 (Turner Bequest LVIII 15).
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.155.
2
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.339 no.344, pl.55.
Technical note:
The sheet is faded from exposure.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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