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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Loch Ness 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 15 Recto:
Loch Ness 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXXVI 15
Pencil on off-white laid writing paper, 150 x 180 mm irregular
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘15’ top left running vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLXXVI 15’ top right running vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The shoreline depicted in this sketch is recognisable as Loch Ness looking north from near Fort Augustus (see for example the sketch inscribed ‘Loch Ness’ on folio 16 verso; D26993). At the top right of this page is a smaller sketch showing the eastern shore (as seen at the right of the larger sketch) in more detail. For references to Turner’s sketches of Loch Ness see folio 18 verso (D26997).

Thomas Ardill
April 2010

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Loch Ness 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-ness-r1135355, accessed 23 January 2021.