Joseph Mallord William TurnerLoch Awe from near Dalmally 1831

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Artist
Title
Loch Awe from near Dalmally
From Staffa Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII
Date 1831
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 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
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 85 Verso:
Loch Awe from near Dalmally 1831
D26909
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 85a
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 186 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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