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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Loch Leven and the Mountains of Glencoe 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 27 Recto:
Loch Leven and the Mountains of Glencoe 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 27
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 186 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by John Ruskin ‘top left running vertically’
Stamped in black ‘CCLXXIII 27’ top right running vertically’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch of mountains and a loch has been identified as a view west across Loch Leven with the Pap of Glencoe and other mountains around Glencoe.1 Turner probably made this view from near Ballachulish village at the south of the loch as he was making his way towards Glencoe. See folio 2 (D26750) for more information and references to sketches made on this part of Turner’s tour.

Thomas Ardill
April 2010

David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan, ‘Turner’s Journey from Oban to Inverness, 1831’, [circa 1991], Tate catalogue files, [folio 13].

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Loch Leven and the Mountains of Glencoe 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-loch-leven-and-the-mountains-of-glencoe-r1135151, accessed 05 June 2020.