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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond and Loch Long from Ben Arthur 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 61 Recto:
Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond and Loch Long from Ben Arthur 1831
D26556
Turner Bequest CCLXX 61
Pencil on white wove paper, 125 x 201 mm
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘61’ bottom left descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLXX – 61’ bottom left descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Having climbed to the summit of Ben Arthur (The Cobbler) (folio 60 verso; D26555), Turner descended the eastern slope of the mountain to the shore of Loch Long. This sketch was made from near the summit, and looks east down the steep slope of the mountain and over Loch Long (at the left) and Loch Lomond (at the right) to Ben Lomond in the distance at the left. Further views over the two lochs are on folio 59–60 verso (D26552–D26555).

Thomas Ardill
November 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond and Loch Long from Ben Arthur 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 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-lomond-loch-lomond-and-loch-long-from-ben-arthur-r1134990, accessed 19 October 2021.