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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Kilchurn Castle, with the River Orchy, and Ben Cruachan Beyond 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Kilchurn Castle, with the River Orchy, and Ben Cruachan Beyond 1801
D03395
Turner Bequest LVIII 16
Pencil and gouache on white wove paper prepared with a grey–buff wash, 363 x 475 mm
Stamped in black ‘LVIII – 16’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
As Finberg noted,1 this is based on a drawing in the 1801 Scotch Lakes sketchbook (Tate D03025–D03026; Turner Bequest LVI 57a–58). An untraced finished watercolour was probably the work exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1802 (377);2 see the entry for Tate D03394 (Turner Bequest LVIII 15).
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.155.
2
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.339 no.344, pl.55.
Technical note:
The sheet is faded from exposure.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Kilchurn Castle, with the River Orchy, and Ben Cruachan Beyond 1801 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-kilchurn-castle-with-the-river-orchy-and-ben-cruachan-beyond-r1179792, accessed 19 August 2019.