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Glencoe

Joseph M. Turner (English, 1775-1851) William Miller, Engraver (British, 1796-1882)


Glencoe is a place of natural beauty, and the drama of this deep valley was an attraction to Turner on his sketching tour of the Scottish Highlands in 1831 in search of subjects to illustrate Sir Walter Scott’s Poetical and Prose Works.

The first volumes of Scott’s Tales of a Grandfather chronicled Scottish history, and Glencoe was the site of the infamous massacre of members of the MacDonald clan in 1692 by a regiment of the British Army under orders from King William of Orange.

Ex Turner Sale 1873

Object Information

artist
Joseph M. Turner (English, 1775-1851)
engraver
William Miller (British, 1796-1882)
creation date
1836
materials
engraving
dimensions
3 3/8 x 5 5/8 in. (image)
11 3/4 x 17 1/4 in. (sheet)
accession number
80.1536
credit line
Bequest of Kurt F. Pantzer
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors