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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 × 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26792
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 26 a

Catalogue entry

Looking east up Glencoe, this sketch includes in the foreground a flurry of scribbles that may represent the rapid motion of the River Coe where it flows out of Loch Achtriochtan at the western end of the glen (see folio 31; D26801). Rising high above to the right is the shoulder of Bidean nam Bian with Aonach Dubh, the most westerly of the Three Sisters. At the left is the Notched Ridge (Aonach Eagach).
For further information on Turner’s journey to Glencoe and his sketches of the mountains and the glen see folio 2 (D26750).

Thomas Ardill
April 2010

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