Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views South-West and North-West From Inversnaid on Loch Lomond

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: 101 × 158 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26643
Turner Bequest CCLXXI 13

Catalogue entry

David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan have identified the two sketches on this page as views from Inversnaid on the east coast of Loch Lomond.1 The top sketch looks south-west across the loch to the ‘Arrochar Alps’. Most prominent among the mountains is Cruach-Tairbeirt just to the north of Tarbet at the centre-right of the sketch. Below is a view north-west towards Ben Vane and Ben Vorlich.
There are two further sketches of the view from Inversnaid on folio 12 verso of this sketchbook (D26642), and Turner made sketches of Inversnaid in the Stirling and the West sketchbook (Tate D26617; Turner Bequest CCLXX 92). 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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