Joseph Mallord William Turner

Mountains, with Loch Rannoch

1801

In Tate Britain

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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
D03131
Turner Bequest LVI 111

Catalogue entry

This is a continuation of the drawing on folio 112 verso opposite (D03130; Turner Bequest LVI 110a), and the subject may be continued further on folio 114 recto (D03132; Turner Bequest LVI 112). Turner’s note ‘Glen Rannan’ is presumably a reference to Glen Rannoch, although he seems not to have travelled far enough west to have visited the glen itself: Loch Rannoch is some nine miles long, with Glen Rannoch running westwards from its head to Dunan.
Turner probably went west on the road to Kinloch Rannoch, where he made this rapid sketch indicating the outline of Loch Rannoch, before heading north to Glen Errochty. See folio 115 recto (D03134; Turner Bequest LVI 113).
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Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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