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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ben Venue from Loch Katrine, and from Loch Achray 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 48 Recto:
Ben Venue from Loch Katrine, and from Loch Achray 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXX 48
Pencil on white wove paper, 201 x 125 mm
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘48’ bottom left descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLXX – 48’ bottom left descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
At the top of the page is a sketch of Ben Venue as seen from a boat on Loch Katrine to the north. The sketch is one of a number of similar views of the mountains, made either from a boat or from the north shore of the loch (see folio 47 for details and references; D26528).
The larger sketch beneath is again of Ben Venue, but this time as seen from Loch Achray to the east. Having travelled east along Loch Katrine from Stronachlachar, Turner walked through the Trossachs to the west end of Loch Achray. From here he made several sketches such as this one. For more information about Turner’s sketches at Loch Achray, see folio 49 (D26532).

Thomas Ardill
October 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Ben Venue from Loch Katrine, and 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-from-loch-katrine-and-from-loch-achray-r1134964, accessed 18 September 2021.