Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Head of Loch Lomond

1831

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 101 × 158 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26644
Turner Bequest CCLXXI 13 a

Catalogue entry

David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan have identified these two sketches as likely to be of the Head of Loch Lomond.1 The top sketch is certainly likely to be of the north end of Loch Lomond, as it closely resembles a sketch across two pages of the Stirling and the West sketchbook which Turner inscribed ‘Hd of Lo’ (Tate D26606–D26607; Turner Bequest CCLXX 86a–87). The sketch at the bottom of the page may also be of the head or another part of Loch Lomond.
For references to further sketches of Loch Lomond in the present sketchbook see folio 17 verso (D26652) for references.

Thomas Ardill
October 2009

1
David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan, ‘Turner Round the Clyde and In Islay – 1831’, 1991, Tate catalogue files, folio 8.

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