Joseph Mallord William Turner

Inverlochy Castle, Fort William from the North


In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 116 × 186 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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