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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ben Venue and the Achray Water From Loch Achray 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 25 Verso:
Ben Venue and the Achray Water From Loch Achray 1831
D26485
Turner Bequest CCLXX 25a
Pencil on white wove paper, 125 x 201 mm
Inscribed in pencil by ?A.J. Finberg ‘25a’ bottom left descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Ben Venue is seen here from the mouth of the Achray Water near where it enters Loch Achray. The stream can be seen turning to the right in the foreground, and is then shown as a narrower serpentine twist a little further off as it makes its way towards Loch Katrine through the Pass of Achray in the Trossachs. Ben Venue rises above with a number of small wooded hills in the foreground.
Turner made a number of sketches of Ben Venue and the Trossachs from the head of Loch Achray in this sketchbook. See folio 49 (D26532) for further details and references.

Thomas Ardill
October 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Ben Venue and the Achray Water 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-venue-and-the-achray-water-from-loch-achray-r1134919, accessed 24 July 2021.