Joseph Mallord William Turner

Knoydar Peninsula with Beinn Sgrutheall in the Distance from Across Loch Nevis

1831

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 91 × 153 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26962
Turner Bequest CCLXXV 4 a

Catalogue entry

The saddleback-shaped mountain behind the promontory at the centre of this rather slight sketch has been identified as the mountain Beinn Sgritheall on the shore of Loch Hourn, as seen from the south-west.1 The view is therefore from the Sound of Sleat, looking north-east across the mouth of Loch Nevis to the Knoydar promontory, with part of the Isle of Skye at the right. Turner made this sketch as he approached Advasar by Steamboat. The sketch on the reverse of this page (folio 4; D26961) may look into the mouth of Loch Nevis from nearby.

Thomas Ardill
March 2010

1
Identified by David Wallace–Hadrill and Janet Carolan, ‘Turner on the Isle of Skye 1831’, [circa 1991], Tate catalogue files, [folio 8].

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