Joseph Mallord William Turner

Urquhart Castle; and Loch Oich

1831

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 150 × 184 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26983
Turner Bequest CCLXXVI 11 a

Catalogue entry

Despite appearing on the same page as a sketch inscribed ‘Loch Oich’, the sketch at the top of this page is not Invergarry but Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness. The castle is seen from Loch Ness to the south-east and was made as Turner steamed passed on his journey north to Inverness. The viewpoint is similar to the sketch on folio 21 verso (D27003), meaning that having made that sketch he turned back to the present page to fill the empty space. For more information on Turner’s sketches of the castle see folio 19 (D26998).
It is hard to identify exactly the view of the ‘Loch Oich’ sketch at the bottom of the page. It may show a view west up the River Garry with Ben Tee to the left. Most of Turner’s sketches of the Loch depict Invergarry Castle (see folio 12; D26984).

Thomas Ardill
April 2010

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