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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Glencoe Looking West 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Verso:
Glencoe Looking West 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 10a
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 186 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘Glenco G M[...] Br’ bottom left, ‘w’ lower right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inscribed ‘Glenco’ at the bottom left of the page, this sketch looks west along Glencoe from the road. The peak of Aonach Dubh is at the top left with the Notched Ridge (Aonach Eagach) at the right and the River Coe (inscribed ‘w’ for water) below the slope to the right. The peak of Meall Mòr directly ahead in the distance is exaggerated in height.
For further sketches of Glencoe see folio 2 (D26750).

Thomas Ardill
April 2010

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Glencoe Looking West 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-glencoe-looking-west-r1135122, accessed 18 May 2022.