Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Ben Lomond from the East

1834

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 119 × 184 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26668
Turner Bequest CCLXXII 1 a

Catalogue entry

At least two sketches on this page overlap, making identification difficult. David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan have suggested that the sketch at the left shows Ben Lomond from the Lake of Menteith or Loch Ard.1 It is also possible that the view is from the Duke’s Pass between Loch Achray and Aberfoyle; see folio 39 verso (D27779; CCLXXII 7). Across the right half of the page is a rough sketch of cliffs and trees, which is similar in style to a sketch on folio 2 (D26674; CCLXXII 4a).
For further sketches of the Trossachs, see the Loch Ard sketchbook Introduction.

Thomas Ardill
November 2010

1
Wallace-Hadrill and Carolan 1990, vol.10 no.2, p.27.

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