Joseph Mallord William Turner

St Mary’s Loch from the North-East End, 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
D26151
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 29 a

Catalogue entry

This page begins a sequence of sketches that Turner begun as he left St Mary’s Loch and began the journey east along the Yarrow Water towards Selkirk; see Edinburgh sketchbook 1834 Introduction for more information about Turner’s itinerary. It was made at the north-east end of the loch and shows the source of the Yarrow Water. Opposite in the sketchbook on folio 30 (D26152) is a sketch of the view in the opposite direction.
Further sketches of St Mary’s Loch are on folios 24–28 (D26140–D26148) and on folio 30 verso (D26153).

Thomas Ardill
January 2011

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