Although David Wallace-Hadrill listed this sketch as ‘Ben Venue’ in an unpublished article,1 the peak shown in this sketch is clearly Ben A’an, as he noted correctly elsewhere in his notes.2 The distinctive peak is recognisable from other sketches from the west end of Loch Achray (folio 51; D26536), and is seen here above the hills to the north of the loch. The west end of Loch Achray is seen in the foreground.
At the bottom left of the page is a small sketch of a loch with hills surrounding it. This may be the view east across Loch Achray. For more information on Turner’s visit to Loch Achray, see folio 49 (D26832).