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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Loch Leven and the Pap of Glencoe from the Approach to Ballachulish 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 36 Recto:
Loch Leven and the Pap of Glencoe from the Approach to Ballachulish 1831
D26809
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 36
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 186 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by John Ruskin ‘36’ top left running vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLXXIII 36’ top right running vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner used this page turned in two directions for similar sketches of Loch Leven and the mountains of Glencoe from near Ballachulish. Drawn towards the page gutter is a sketch that looks along the shoreline towards houses at the western outskirts of Ballachulish village. The island in the loch is Eilean Choinneich, and the Pap of Glencoe forms a distinctive landmark at the right of centre.
The sketch drawn at the fore-edge of the page, with the sketchbook inverted, again looks east along the shore of Loch Leven towards the Pap of Glencoe, but this time from further east and closer to Ballachulish village. Turner was making his way east along the Loch to the village of Glencoe, from where he reached the Glen. See folio 2 (D26750) for more information on this part of Turner’s tour and for references to further sketches.

Thomas Ardill
April 2010

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Loch Leven and the Pap of Glencoe from the Approach to Ballachulish 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-pap-of-glencoe-from-the-approach-to-r1135167, accessed 08 August 2020.