Joseph Mallord William TurnerSketches of ?Loch Lomond 1831

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Artist
Title
Sketches of ?Loch Lomond
From Stirling and the West Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCLXX
Date 1831
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 201 x 125 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26567
Turner Bequest CCLXX 66 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 66 Verso:
Sketches of ?Loch Lomond 1831
D26567
Turner Bequest CCLXX 66a
Pencil on white wove paper, 201 x 125 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘BL’ upper centre
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The four sketches on this page are of loch-side mountains. While there are no recognisable topographical details, it has been suggested that sketches inscribed ‘L Lo’ opposite these on folio 67 (D26568) may depict Loch Lomond, making this a likely location for these four sketches. Beneath the top sketch may be the inscription ‘BL’, perhaps standing for Ben Lomond.

Thomas Ardill
June 2010

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