Joseph Mallord William Turner

Loch Ard with Ben Lomond

1834

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 184 x 119 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26738
Turner Bequest CCLXXII 38

Catalogue entry

Two inscriptions on this page point towards Loch Ard as the subject of these five sketches.1 The peak of Ben Lomond is easily identifiable in the third and fourth sketches from the top, and less so in the second sketch, indicating that this is a westerly view across the loch from the eastern side. The sketch at the top of the page, and perhaps also inverted at the bottom of the page, may be a south-westerly view across the loch from the same place. Sketches of Ben Lomond from Loch Ard continue on folio 22 (D26737; CCLXXII 37a); see folio 3 verso (D26677; CCLXXII 6) for references of further views of Loch Ard.

Thomas Ardill
November 2010

1
Wallace-Hadrill and Carolan 1990, Vol.10 No.2, p.27.

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