Joseph Mallord William Turner

Loch Ard Looking West; and Ledard Burn

1834

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 119 × 184 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26682
Turner Bequest CCLXXII 8 a

Catalogue entry

Like folio 3 verso (D26677; CCLXXII 6), the sketch at the left side of this page is inscribed ‘Loch Ard’, and looks west across the water to the mountains from the Aberfoyle Road at the east end of the loch. Ben Lomond, however, is not visible in this sketch, indicating that it is a more southerly view. See folio 3 verso for references to further sketches of the loch.
Overlapping with the Loch Ard sketch and filling most of the page is a very rapid and rather rough sketch that appears to show a rocky stream or waterfall, perhaps Ledard Burn, which runs down Ben Venue to Loch Ard near Kinlochard; see folio 2 verso (D26673; CCLXXII 4).

Thomas Ardill
November 2010

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