J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ben A'an from Loch Achray 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 51 Recto:
Ben A’an from Loch Achray 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXX 51
Pencil on white wove paper, 125 x 201 mm
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘51’ top right running vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLXX – 51’ top right running vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Ben A’an is viewed in both sketches on this page from the west end of Loch Achray. The peak is seen in the first view, with the sketchbook turned so that the gutter is at the top, rising above the wooded hills of the Trossachs. The roof of a house can be seen at the left, though it is clearer in the second sketch which was made with the sketchbook inverted. This view is from a little further away, and shows more of the foreground with a number of houses at the north side of the loch.
Ben A’an is depicted in most of Turner’s sketches of Loch Achray; see folio 49 (D26532) for references.

Thomas Ardill
October 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Ben A’an from Loch Achray 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 2009, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-ben-aan-from-loch-achray-r1134970, accessed 19 October 2021.