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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Loch Lomond, or Loch Long; and Dumbarton Rock 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 67 Recto:
Loch Lomond, or Loch Long; and Dumbarton Rock 1831
D26568
Turner Bequest CCLXX 67
Pencil on white wove paper, 125 x 201 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘L Lo’ left running vertically and ‘Lo’ between the two sketches at the top of the page
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘67’ bottom left descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLXX – 67’ bottom left descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Two inscriptions on this page – ‘L Lo’ and ‘Lo’ – indicate that the two sketches at the top of the page and the sketch at the left, drawn with the book turned to the right, are either of Loch Lomond or of Loch Long. Of the two the head of Loch Lomond is probably the closest match, as in folio 86 verso (D26606).
At the right of the sketch with the book turned to the left is a distant view of Dumbarton Rock as seen from the River Clyde to the south. For further sketches of the rock see folio 71 verso (D26577).

Thomas Ardill
October 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Loch Lomond, or Loch Long; and Dumbarton Rock 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 2009, 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-lomond-or-loch-long-and-dumbarton-rock-r1135002, accessed 18 August 2019.