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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Inverlochy Castle, Fort William from the North 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 12 Verso:
Inverlochy Castle, Fort William from the North 1831
D26767
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 12a
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 186 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view of Inverlochy Castle near Fort William was made from across the River Lochy to the north. To the left of the castle is Meall an t-Suidhe, one of the foothills of Ben Nevis, though the summit of the mountain can not be seen; it was presumably hidden by cloud. At the bottom of the page, drawn with the sketchbook inverted, is a sketch that looks similar to the drawing on folio 13 (D26768), a view south down Loch Linnhe from Corpach. The mast of a boat is included in the foreground with a horizontal structure that may be a canal lock.
For further sketches made around Fort William see folio 8 verso (D26760).

Thomas Ardill
April 2010

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Inverlochy Castle, Fort William from the North 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-inverlochy-castle-fort-william-from-the-north-r1135125, accessed 25 November 2020.