Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Road along the Western Shore of Loch Lomond, with the Tablet to Colonel Lawless on a Rock, and Ben Lomond in the Right Distance beyond the Loch

1801

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Medium
Gouache and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 345 x 492 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03380
Turner Bequest LVIII 1

Catalogue entry

This is based on a drawing in the 1801 Tummel Bridge sketchbook (Tate D03282–D03283; Turner Bequest LVII 3a–4). Colonel Lawless who is commemorated in the tablet let into the rock at the left was presumably a casualty of the 1745 Jacobite uprising under Prince Charles Stuart, ‘the Young Pretender’, who was defeated by English troops under the Duke of Cumberland at Culloden in the following year.
Verso:
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Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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