Joseph Mallord William Turner

Loch Achray with Ben Venue and Ben A’an

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 × 201 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26492
Turner Bequest CCLXX 29

Catalogue entry

The two sketches on this page may have been made at Loch Achray. With the sketchbook held so that the fore-edge is at the top, there is a sketch of a loch with trees at the left and a mountain profile in the distance. This resembles Ben Venue as seen from across Loch Achray. Drawn towards the page gutter with the sketchbook inverted is a sketch of a mountain that resembles Ben A’an, also seen from Loch Achray. These two mountains can be seen in many of Turner’s sketches of the loch. See folio 49 (D26532) for full references.

Thomas Ardill
June 2010

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