Joseph Mallord William TurnerLoch, with Mountains 1834

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Loch, with Mountains
From Loch Ard Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCLXXII
Date 1834
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 119 x 184 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLXXII 1
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 1 Recto:
Loch, with Mountains 1834
Turner Bequest CCLXXII 1
Pen and brown ink and pencil on off-white wove paper, 119 x 184 mm
Inscribed in brown ink by Henry Scott Trimmer ‘No 203 This book contains 42 leaves Pencil sketches some | on both sides. – [signed] H.S. Trimmer’ top
Signed in pencil by John Prescott Knight ‘JPK’ beneath Trimmer’s signature
Signed in pencil by Charles Lock Eastlake ‘C.L.E.’ to the right of Knight’s signature
Inscribed in pencil by an unknown hand ‘1’ bottom right
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘1’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXXII 1’ bottom right
Inscribed in pencil by Edward Croft-Murray ‘1’ top right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
There are two very faint pencil sketches on this page. The larger of the two, drawn with the sketchbook inverted from the executors’ endorsements, is a slight sketch of a bay with trees that bears a resemblance to views of Loch Ard looking west (folio 3 verso; D26677; CCLXXII 6). With the sketchbook turned to the left from this view is a sketch at the inside of the page depicting mountains, with what looks like a mill building with a waterwheel in the foreground. The same mill may be depicted in a sketch of Loch Venachar on folio 41 (D26672; CCLXXII 3a).

Thomas Ardill
March 2011

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