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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Loch Leven from North Ballachulish 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Recto:
Loch Leven from North Ballachulish 1831
D26754
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 4
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 186 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by John Ruskin ‘4’ bottom right descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLXXIII 4’ bottom left descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch has been identified as a view looking east across Loch Leven.1 With the sun low in the sky it must have been made in the early morning. The view is probably from North Ballachulish, as in the sketch on the reverse on this page (folio 4 verso; D26755).
For references to further views made at Ballachulish, see folio 2 (D26750).

Thomas Ardill
March 2010

1
David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan, ‘Turner’s Journey from Oban to Inverness, 1831’, [circa 1991], Tate catalogue files, [folios 4, 12].

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Loch Leven from North Ballachulish 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 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-from-north-ballachulish-r1135112, accessed 17 January 2019.