Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Head of Loch Katrine

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 125 x 201 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26524
Turner Bequest CCLXX 45

Catalogue entry

As Turner has noted at the right of this sketch, this view shows the ‘landing to the head’ of Loch Katrine. The landing (see folio 26; D26486) is shown at the left, and the view looks north from the east end of the loch to the hills along the north shore with Ellen’s Isle (Eilean Molach) and the promontory of Am Priosan. At the bottom of the page is a sketch of the mountain of Ben Venue inscribed ‘B V’ as seen from the west.
For more information on Turner’s visit to Loch Katrine and references to his sketches of it, see folio 47 (D26528).

Thomas Ardill
October 2009

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