Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Ben Lomond from Ben Arthur

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: 201 × 125 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26612
Turner Bequest CCLXX 89 a

Catalogue entry

Across this page and folio 90 (D26613) is a rough and faint sketch of distant mountains. Although there is very little to go on in this sketch the distant peak at the upper centre of this page resembles Ben Lomond as seen from the summit of Ben Arthur (the Cobbler), with the southern shoulder of the rocky summit at the left. There is a comparable sketch of the same view (though from the north side of the summit) on folio 33 (D26500).

Thomas Ardill
June 2010

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