Joseph Mallord William Turner

St Mary’s Loch from Dryhope, Selkirkshire

1834

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 x 181 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26153
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 30 a

Catalogue entry

This is the last sketch that Turner made of St Mary’s Loch in Selkirkshire. Having made a series of sketches from the north-east end of the loch (folios 24–28; D26140–D26148), the artist turned to the east and began his journey towards Selkirk. This sketch was made from near Dryhope, which is depicted on the opposite page of the sketchbook (folio 31; D26154). The building depicted in a separate sketch at the top of the page may be the farm there.

Thomas Ardill
January 2011

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