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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Fort William 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 13 Verso:
Fort William 1831
D26769
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 13a
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 186 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view of Fort William is from the north-east with the foothills of Ben Nevis in the distance; though most of the mountain appears to be obscured by cloud. At the right of the sketch is part of Loch Linnhe. For further information of Turner’s visit to the town see folio 8 verso (D26760).

Thomas Ardill
April 2010

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Fort William 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2010, 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-fort-william-r1135127, accessed 22 February 2020.