Joseph Mallord William Turner

Landing Place at the East End of Loch Katrine

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 125 x 201 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26488
Turner Bequest CCLXX 27

Catalogue entry

The large mounds of rock are the most impressive feature of this sketch of the shore at the east end of Loch Katrine, and Turner has carefully indicated their shape and character with short lines and hatching only, rather than tracing their outlines as he did for the profile of the hills beyond. This is the ‘landing’ place that Turner marked on his sketch on folio 26 (D26486), and here a boat is drawn up on the beach. The present view looks north, so the mountain in the distance is Ben A’an. Turner made a view looking in the opposite direction on folio 28 (D26490).
For more information about Turner’s visit to Loch Katrine and references to further sketches of it, see folio 47 (D26528).

Thomas Ardill
October 2009

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