Joseph Mallord William Turner

Loch Tummel from the West, with Mountains Partly Hidden by Cloud

1801

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 184 x 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03134
Turner Bequest LVI 113

Catalogue entry

The drawing is continued from folio 114 verso opposite (D03133; Turner Bequest LVI 112a). The subject was identified by Finberg as the Black Wood of Rannoch.1 He believed that Turner travelled west along the River Tummel as far as Loch Rannoch, but it seems unlikely that he visited the southern shore of the loch, and so would have had to draw the Black Wood from across the water. Finberg conjectured that he then travelled north and east through Glen Errochty to Blair Atholl.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
See Finberg 1909, I, p.147.

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