Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inverlochy Castle, Fort William from the North

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 × 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26767
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 12 a

Catalogue entry

This view of Inverlochy Castle near Fort William was made from across the River Lochy to the north. To the left of the castle is Meall an t-Suidhe, one of the foothills of Ben Nevis, though the summit of the mountain can not be seen; it was presumably hidden by cloud. At the bottom of the page, drawn with the sketchbook inverted, is a sketch that looks similar to the drawing on folio 13 (D26768), a view south down Loch Linnhe from Corpach. The mast of a boat is included in the foreground with a horizontal structure that may be a canal lock.
For further sketches made around Fort William see folio 8 verso (D26760).

Thomas Ardill
April 2010

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