Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Notched Ridge, Glencoe

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: 116 × 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26805
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 34

Catalogue entry

The mountain called the Notched Ridge (Aonach Eagach) at the north of Glencoe is seen here from the road than runs through the Glen. Looking east towards the mountain Turner has indicated with a zigzag line and the letter ‘w’ (for water) where a stream runs down the mountain and joins the River Coe in the foreground.
For references to further sketches of Glencoe and more information about Turner’s visit to the area see folio 2 (D26750).

Thomas Ardill
April 2010

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