Joseph Mallord William Turner

Looking up Glenkinglas from Cairndow

1801

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 149 × 109 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03292
Turner Bequest LVII 8 a

Catalogue entry

The subject is continued on folio 9 recto (D03293). David Hill suggests1 that a watercolour in the British Museum, London, known as Mountain Study: A View in North Wales2 is related to this sheet. His proposal seems correct; Turner’s sketch was evidently made when he had descended Glenkinglas and was looking back towards Rest and Be Thankful, Beinn an Lochain (901 metres) and Ben Arthur (881 metres) to the right. The conical peak of Ben Lomond (974 metres) obscured by cloud, but is visible in the British Museum work.
See folios 10 verso–11 recto and folio 12 recto (D03296–D03297, D03299). For the general setting, see under folio 4 verso (D03284).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Hill 1999, p.5 note 1.
2
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.328 no.258, reproduced; see also Kim Sloan, J.M.W. Turner: Watercolours from the R.W. Lloyd Bequest in the British Museum, London 1998, p.50 no.8, reproduced in colour p.51.

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