William Miller after Joseph Mallord William Turner

Scott’s Poetical Works: Loch Katrine

To reach Loch Katrine, Turner travelled on the Dunfermline coach from Edinburgh to Stirling before proceeding to the Trossachs. Carrying at least three sketchbooks with him, the artist would initially examine his subject from as many points of view and different distances as possible, immersing himself in the landscape. Looking over the scene is a solitary sightseer, presumably drawn there by a reading of The Lady of the Lake.