Joseph Mallord William Turner

Loch Long seen through Trees, with Ben Arthur Rising into Clouds Above

1801

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache on paper
Dimensions
Support: 149 x 109 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03290
Turner Bequest LVII 7 a

Catalogue entry

For the general setting, see under folio 4 verso (D03284). As Finberg noted,1 a ‘Scottish Pencil’ of this subject is Tate D03430 (Turner Bequest LVIII 51), which he identified as a view of Ben Arthur, although this must remain tentative. Finberg recorded this page and folio 8 recto opposite (D03291) as a single composition, but the existence of the more finished version of the subject as an upright composition seems to confirm that the two pages bear separate, though similar, images.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

Revised by Matthew Imms
April 2015

1
See Finberg 1909, I, p.151.

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