Joseph Mallord William Turner

Loch Kinardochy and Mount Schiehallion

1801

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 184 x 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03125
Turner Bequest LVI 108

Catalogue entry

Continued from folio 109 verso opposite (D03124; Turner Bequest LVI 107a), this is a very slight sketch; Finberg suggested that it shows a view ‘near Glen Lyon’,1 but it is more probably a scene on Turner’s route north to Loch Tummel. The rapidly outlined lake is almost certainly Loch Kinardochy, about two miles south of Tummel Bridge; if so, the mountain visible beyond to the left is probably Schiehallion (1083 metres), four miles to the west.
Turner’s route would have taken him past the loch on its eastern side, and he would have seen lake and mountain in this relation (still a popular view today) without having to make a detour. A ‘Scottish Pencil’ view which may show Schiehallion is Tate D03417 (Turner Bequest LVIII 38).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Finberg 1909, I, p.147.

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