Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ben Lomond from Loch Lomond

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
D26649
Turner Bequest CCLXXI 16

Catalogue entry

There are two sketches of Ben Lomond on this page, both made from the deck of a steamboat on the loch.1 In the top sketch it is shown at the left of the picture and is viewed from due west, while it is shown at the right of the bottom sketch where it is seen from the south-west. Ben Lomond is also included in a sketch on folio 14 (D26645). For references to further sketches of Loch Lomond in the present sketchbook see folio 17 verso (D26652).

Thomas Ardill
October 2009

1
David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan, ‘Turner Round the Clyde and In Islay – 1831’, 1991, Tate catalogue files, folio 9.

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