after Joseph Mallord William Turner

Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe, engraved by W. Miller

published 1847

In Tate Britain

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After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Line engraving on paper
Image: 336 × 509 mm
Presented by Anne Lyles 1990

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It is suggested that this engraving
of Loch Awe is based on a view Turner sketched while in Scotland during
1801. Whilst touring Argyll at this
time he made a great many detailed drawings of the area that would supply him with reliable source material in
later years.


Kilchurn Castle sits near to the head
of Loch Awe. This print, published
in 1847, is one of a small number of
large single plates completed during Turner's lifetime but made from much earlier watercolour designs.

Gallery label, September 2004

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