Joseph Mallord William Turner

Loch Skavaig with Bla Bheinn and Sgurr na Stri from near Elgol, Skye

1831

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 125 x 201 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26579
Turner Bequest CCLXX 72 a

Catalogue entry

In a handwritten checklist David Wallace-Hadrill identified this sketch as Loch Skavaig on the Isle of Skye with the peak of Bla Bheinn at the right-hand side. At the centre of the sketch is Sgurr na Stri, the mountain at the head of the loch. The view must be from Elgol or from a boat on the loch. Turner took a boat from Elgol to the head of the loch where he entered Loch Coruisk. There are further sketches of these mountains on folio 73 (D26580); see that catalogue entry for further references.

Thomas Ardill
June 2010

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