Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inveraray Castle and Duniquoich Hill from across Loch Shira, Loch Fyne

1801

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 332 x 486 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03388
Turner Bequest LVIII 9

Catalogue entry

There is a pencil sketch of this subject in the 1801 Scotch Lakes sketchbook (Tate D02993–D02994; Turner Bequest LVI 40a–41), and a watercolour study is Tate D03632 (Turner Bequest LX A), as Finberg noted.1
1
See Finberg 1909, I, p.154.
Technical notes:
The brown smears in the lower part of this drawing may have been made with ‘tobacco water’ (see the Introduction to the ‘Scottish Pencils’), and one of them seems to have been made intentionally, though the others appear random.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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