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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Mountains, with Loch Rannoch 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 113 Recto:
Mountains, with Loch Rannoch 1801
Turner Bequest LVI 111
Pencil on white wove paper, 184 x 114 mm
Partial watermark ‘C Wi | 17’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Glen Rannan’ bottom right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘111’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LVI – 111’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a continuation of the drawing on folio 112 verso opposite (D03130; Turner Bequest LVI 110a), and the subject may be continued further on folio 114 recto (D03132; Turner Bequest LVI 112). Turner’s note ‘Glen Rannan’ is presumably a reference to Glen Rannoch, although he seems not to have travelled far enough west to have visited the glen itself: Loch Rannoch is some nine miles long, with Glen Rannoch running westwards from its head to Dunan.
Turner probably went west on the road to Kinloch Rannoch, where he made this rapid sketch indicating the outline of Loch Rannoch, before heading north to Glen Errochty. See folio 115 recto (D03134; Turner Bequest LVI 113).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Mountains, with Loch Rannoch 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-mountains-with-loch-rannoch-r1179326, accessed 18 August 2019.