Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Mountains of Glencoe Across Loch Leven

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 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26773
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 16 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch of mountains may represent the peaks of Glencoe seen across Loch Leven from North Ballachulish.1 The profiles of the mountains, however, are hard to match exactly to those of Glencoe, see folio 4 verso (D26755) for comparison.
Turner made a number of sketches of these mountains as he approached the pass of Glencoe from North Ballachulish, see folio 2 (D26750) for more information and references.

Thomas Ardill
April 2010

1
David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan, ‘Turner’s Journey from Oban to Inverness, 1831’, [circa 1991], Tate catalogue files, [folios 4, 13].

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