Joseph Mallord William Turner

Fort William

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26769
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 13 a

Catalogue entry

This view of Fort William is from the north-east with the foothills of Ben Nevis in the distance; though most of the mountain appears to be obscured by cloud. At the right of the sketch is part of Loch Linnhe. For further information of Turner’s visit to the town see folio 8 verso (D26760).

Thomas Ardill
April 2010

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