Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ben Venue from Loch Katrine, and from Loch Achray

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 x 125 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26530
Turner Bequest CCLXX 48

Catalogue entry

At the top of the page is a sketch of Ben Venue as seen from a boat on Loch Katrine to the north. The sketch is one of a number of similar views of the mountains, made either from a boat or from the north shore of the loch (see folio 47 for details and references; D26528).
The larger sketch beneath is again of Ben Venue, but this time as seen from Loch Achray to the east. Having travelled east along Loch Katrine from Stronachlachar, Turner walked through the Trossachs to the west end of Loch Achray. From here he made several sketches such as this one. For more information about Turner’s sketches at Loch Achray, see folio 49 (D26532).

Thomas Ardill
October 2009

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