Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Ben Lomond from the West

1834

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 × 184 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26680
Turner Bequest CCLXXII 7 a

Catalogue entry

David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan have identified this sketch as ‘a road in the Trossachs near Loch Ard, with the westward peak of Ben Lomond in the background.’1 Perhaps the most likely vantage point would be Duke’s Pass (the road between Loch Ard and Aberfoyle), which rises above Loch Ard and provides a view toward Ben Lomond at various points, such as this one.
For further views in the Trossachs, see Loch Ard sketchbook Introduction.

Thomas Ardill
November 2010

1
Wallace-Hadrill and Carolan 1990, Vol.10 No.2, p.27.

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