Joseph Mallord William Turner

East Loch Tarbert from the North; and a Hilly Landscape

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 125 x 201 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26501
Turner Bequest CCLXX 33 a

Catalogue entry

The sketch at the top of the page, inscribed ‘E Tarbet’, shows a view of East Loch Tarbert and Kintyre from a hill to the north of the town. From this vantage point we look down on the town at the right of the page, with the ruins of Tarbert Castle on a hillside to the left. To the left of that East Loch Tarbert opens up into Loch Fyne. (For further sketches of East Tarbert, see folio 88 verso; D26610).
The mountainous landscape drawn at the bottom of the page with the sketchbook inverted has not been identified.

Thomas Ardill
December 2009

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