Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bracklinn Falls and Bridge from the East Bank

1834

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 117 x 184 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26732
Turner Bequest CCLXXII 35

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, this sketch has been identified as a view of Bracklinn Falls and the Bracklinn Bridge above them, from the east bank of the Keltie Water on the hillside above Callander.1 The bridge is indicated by a sort of ladder shape, just to the left of the centre of the sketch. Turner walked up the west side of the burn and crossed over the bridge to reach the east bank. There are further sketches of the bridge on folios 10 and 12 (D26735, D26733; CCLXXII 36a, 35a). The mountain at the top of the page may be Ben Ledi to the west.
For further sketches of the falls made during this brief excursion from Callander, see folio 33 (D26744; CCLXXII 39a).

Thomas Ardill
November 2010

1
Wallace-Hadrill and Carolan 1990, Vol.10 No.2, p.26.

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