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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Loch Tummel from the West, with Mountains Partly Hidden by Cloud 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 115 Recto:
Loch Tummel from the West, with Mountains Partly Hidden by Cloud 1801
D03134
Turner Bequest LVI 113
Pencil on white wove paper, 184 x 114 mm
Partial watermark ‘mott | 97’
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘113’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LVI – 113’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The drawing is continued from folio 114 verso opposite (D03133; Turner Bequest LVI 112a). The subject was identified by Finberg as the Black Wood of Rannoch.1 He believed that Turner travelled west along the River Tummel as far as Loch Rannoch, but it seems unlikely that he visited the southern shore of the loch, and so would have had to draw the Black Wood from across the water. Finberg conjectured that he then travelled north and east through Glen Errochty to Blair Atholl.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
See Finberg 1909, I, p.147.

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Loch Tummel from the West, with Mountains Partly Hidden by Cloud 1801 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-loch-tummel-from-the-west-with-mountains-partly-hidden-by-r1179329, accessed 22 August 2019.