Joseph Mallord William Turner

Arrochar Alps Across Loch Lomond From the Inversnaid Landing

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 101 × 158 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26642
Turner Bequest CCLXXI 12 a

Catalogue entry

David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan have identified this sketch, inscribed ‘Lo’, as likely to be of the ‘Arrochar Alps’ as seen from Inversnaid across Loch Lomond.1 The so-called ‘Arrochar Alps’ are the range of mountains to the west of Loch Lomond at the heads of Loch Goil and Loch Fyne. From Turner’s viewpoint the most prominent peaks are Ben Vane and Beinne Ime, respectively from the right and left of Turner’s inscription ‘Lo’.
There are two further sketches of the view from Inversnaid on folio 13 of this sketchbook (D26643), and Turner made sketches of Inversnaid in the Stirling and the West sketchbook (Tate D26617; Turner Bequest CCLXX 92). For references to further sketches of Loch Lomond in the present sketchbook see folio 17 verso (D26652) for references.

Thomas Ardill
October 2009

1
David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan, ‘Turner Round the Clyde and In Islay – 1831’, 1991, Tate catalogue files, folio 8.

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