Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Three Sisters of Glencoe

1831

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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
D26763
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 10

Catalogue entry

The three northern ridges of Bidean nam Bian, known as the Three Sisters of Glencoe, are seen here from the road through Glencoe to the north.1 Turner stood beneath the ridge of Geàrr Aonach to make this sketch. There is a similar view on folio 11 (D26765).
For further sketches of Glencoe and more information on Turner’s visit see folio 2 (D26750).

Thomas Ardill
April 2010

1
Identified by David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan, ‘Turner’s Journey from Oban to Inverness, 1831’, [circa 1991], Tate catalogue files, [folios 7, 12].

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