Joseph Mallord William Turner

Loch Leven and the Mountains of Glencoe

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: 116 × 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26793
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 27

Catalogue entry

This sketch of mountains and a loch has been identified as a view west across Loch Leven with the Pap of Glencoe and other mountains around Glencoe.1 Turner probably made this view from near Ballachulish village at the south of the loch as he was making his way towards Glencoe. See folio 2 (D26750) for more information and references to sketches made on this part of Turner’s tour.

Thomas Ardill
April 2010

1
David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan, ‘Turner’s Journey from Oban to Inverness, 1831’, [circa 1991], Tate catalogue files, [folio 13].

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