Joseph Mallord William Turner

Loch Katrine from Stronachlachar Pier

1834

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 117 x 184 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26714
Turner Bequest CCLXXII 26

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the book inverted are two sketches of the view eastward along Loch Katrine.1 Although Turner has inscribed the top sketch ‘NE’, it in fact looks east along the length of the loch to the pointed Ben A’an. The sketch beneath depicts the view across the water to the mountainous north shore of Loch Katrine at the left, and the southern shore with Ben Venue at the right. Ben A’an, which should be at the centre of the sketch, is less distinct. In the foreground is Stronachlachar pier. Turner made another sketch of Loch Katrine from the pier on folio 40 (D26676; CCLXXII 5a).
For a full list of the sketches Turner made in the Trossachs, see the Loch Ard sketchbook Introduction.

Thomas Ardill
November 2010

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

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