Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ben Venue and the Achray Water From Loch Achray

1831

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 125 × 201 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26485
Turner Bequest CCLXX 25 a

Catalogue entry

Ben Venue is seen here from the mouth of the Achray Water near where it enters Loch Achray. The stream can be seen turning to the right in the foreground, and is then shown as a narrower serpentine twist a little further off as it makes its way towards Loch Katrine through the Pass of Achray in the Trossachs. Ben Venue rises above with a number of small wooded hills in the foreground.
Turner made a number of sketches of Ben Venue and the Trossachs from the head of Loch Achray in this sketchbook. See folio 49 (D26532) for further details and references.

Thomas Ardill
October 2009

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