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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Mountains of Glencoe Across Loch Leven 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 16 Verso:
?Mountains of Glencoe Across Loch Leven 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 16a
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 186 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch of mountains may represent the peaks of Glencoe seen across Loch Leven from North Ballachulish.1 The profiles of the mountains, however, are hard to match exactly to those of Glencoe, see folio 4 verso (D26755) for comparison.
Turner made a number of sketches of these mountains as he approached the pass of Glencoe from North Ballachulish, see folio 2 (D26750) for more information and references.

Thomas Ardill
April 2010

David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan, ‘Turner’s Journey from Oban to Inverness, 1831’, [circa 1991], Tate catalogue files, [folios 4, 13].

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘?Mountains of Glencoe Across Loch Leven 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-mountains-of-glencoe-across-loch-leven-r1135131, accessed 26 January 2022.