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
D26776
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 18

Catalogue entry

This sketch, along with a very similar one on folio 17 verso (D26775), shows the Three Sisters of Glencoe (ridges of the mountain Bidean nam Bian) looking south-west from the road through Glencoe. At the right of the sketch, running along the north side of the glen, is the Notched Ridge (Aonach Eagach). In the middle distance between the two mountain sides is a dark shape that may represent a figure standing at a turn in the road and looking out at the glen.
See folio 2 (D26750) for further information about Turner’s sketches of Glencoe.

Thomas Ardill
April 2010

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