Joseph Mallord William Turner

Across the River Ness from Castle Hill, Inverness; and Beauly Firth from Clachnaharry

1831

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 104 × 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D27060
Turner Bequest CCLXXVII 9

Catalogue entry

Across the top half of this page is a sketch that has been identified as a view across the River Ness towards Tomnahurich Hill from Castle Hill in Inverness.1 In the foreground at the left are the ruins of the old castle. There are further views from the hill on folios 3 verso and 4 (D27049, D27050). For more information on Turner’s sketches of Inverness see folio 2 (D27047).
Across the bottom half of the page is a sketch looking towards the Beauly Firth from the mouth of the Caledonian Canal at Clachnaharry to the west of Inverness. Turner made several sketches from around this point in the Fort Augustus sketchbook (Tate D27043; Turner Bequest CCLXXVI 46a).

Thomas Ardill
April 2010

1
David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan, ‘Sketchbook CCLXXVII Inverness’, [circa 1991], Tate catalogue files, [unpaginated].

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