Joseph Mallord William Turner

Loch Awe from near Dalmally

1831

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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
D26909
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 85 a

Catalogue entry

David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan have identified this sketch as a view of Loch Awe from near Dalmally at the head of the loch. There is a single arched bridge in the foreground and what the authors see as a set of small buildings, perhaps including a water-mill at the right.1 Turner seems to have made only two sketches of Loch Awe in 1831. The other is on the other side of this sketchbook page; folio 85 (D26908; CCLXXIII 85).

Thomas Ardill
January 2010

1
Wallace-Hadrill and Carolan, ‘Turner in Argyll in 1831: Inveraray to Oban’, 1991, p.21.

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