J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner Paps of Jura from Port Askaig, Islay; and ?Maol Cheann-dearg from Broadford Bay, Skye 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 85 Recto:
Paps of Jura from Port Askaig, Islay; and ?Maol Cheann-dearg from Broadford Bay, Skye 1831
D26603
Turner Bequest CCLXX 85
Pencil on white wove paper, 201 x 125 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ?‘Islay’ top left
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘85’ top left inverted
Stamped in black ‘CCLXX – 85’ top left inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Across the top of the page is the continuation of a sketch from folio 84 verso (D26602) of the Paps of Jura from Port Askaig across the Sound of Islay. This half of the sketch shows the coast of Jura at the northern end of the sound. The sketch appears to be inscribed ‘Islay’ at the top left, suggesting that the northern tip of the island may be visible at the north of the sound. See folio 37 verso (D26509) for references to further sketches of Port Askaig.
The faint sketch beneath, again continued from folio 84 verso, may show a view north from Broadford Bay on Skye. See folio 84 verso for an explanation.

Thomas Ardill
June 2010

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Paps of Jura from Port Askaig, Islay; and ?Maol Cheann-dearg from Broadford Bay, Skye 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-paps-of-jura-from-port-askaig-islay-and-maol-cheann-dearg-r1135037, accessed 30 July 2014.