Joseph Mallord William Turner

Loch Ness from the top of the Falls of Foyers

1831

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 150 × 179 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D27013
Turner Bequest CCLXXVI 26 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn from the top of the Falls of Foyers, this sketch looks north-west down the falls and along the River Foyers to Loch Ness.1 Two further sketches looking towards the loch are on folios 23 and 42 (D27006, D27037). Turner made around twenty sketches of the falls in this sketchbook (see folio 40 verso; D27034 for references).
At the bottom left of the page (drawn with the book turned to the left) is the continuation of a sketch of Boleskine Burial Ground from folio 27 (D27014), here showing a tomb.

Thomas Ardill
April 2010

1
David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan, ‘Turner’s 1831 Sketchbook T.B. CCLXXVI Fort Augustus’, [circa 1992–3], Tate catalogue files, [unpaginated].

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