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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Loch Achray with Ben Venue and Ben A'an 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 29 Recto:
Loch Achray with Ben Venue and Ben A’an 1831
D26492
Turner Bequest CCLXX 29
Pencil on white wove paper, 125 x 201 mm
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘29’ bottom left descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLXX – 29’ bottom left descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The two sketches on this page may have been made at Loch Achray. With the sketchbook held so that the fore-edge is at the top, there is a sketch of a loch with trees at the left and a mountain profile in the distance. This resembles Ben Venue as seen from across Loch Achray. Drawn towards the page gutter with the sketchbook inverted is a sketch of a mountain that resembles Ben A’an, also seen from Loch Achray. These two mountains can be seen in many of Turner’s sketches of the loch. See folio 49 (D26532) for full references.

Thomas Ardill
June 2010

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Loch Achray with Ben Venue and Ben A’an 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 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-loch-achray-with-ben-venue-and-ben-aan-r1134926, accessed 01 December 2020.