Joseph Mallord William Turner

The North-East of Loch Katrine With Ben A’an

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D26522
Turner Bequest CCLXX 44

Catalogue entry

This view of Loch Katrine looks east from the bay near coir nan Uriskin at the foot of Ben Venue on the southern shore. At the left of the sketch is the profile of the summit of Ben A’an with part of Ellen’s Island (Eilean Molach) below. Around the centre is the promontory of Am Priosan, which looks like an island in the sketch. At the right is the northern slope of Craig Leven, a hill at the east end of the loch. There are further sketches of Ben A’an from a similar position on folios 42 verso–44 verso (D26519–D26525). For more information about Turner’s visit to and sketches of Loch Katrine see folio 47 (D26528).

Thomas Ardill
October 2009

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