Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Sound of Kerrera from The Little Horseshoe, Kerrera

1831

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26890
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 76

Catalogue entry

The Sound of Kerrera is seen here from the east coast of the island of Kerrera.1 The view looks north along the shore of the island and up the Sound of Kerrera, with the Little Horseshoe Bay in the foreground and Gallanach to the right, from where Turner had boarded his ferry to Kerrera (see folio 77 verso; D26893). Having landed on Kerrera, Turner made his way to the south of the island where he sketched Gylen Castle (folios 63 verso–75 verso; D26865–D26889), and from there to Barr-nam-boc Bay at the west of the island (folios 61–63; D26860–D26854).

Thomas Ardill
February 2010

1
Identified by Wallace-Hadrill and Carolan 1991, p.29.

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