Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bracklinn Falls, near Callander

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
D26730
Turner Bequest CCLXXII 34

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, this sketch looks up the Bracklinn Falls of the Keltie Waterl on the hillside above Callander to Ben Vorlich to the north at the top right of the sketch. This is one of a number of rough and energetic sketches of the falls that use a variety of lines, shapes and scribbles to capture the character of the rocky hillside, with water streaming down the rocks. Turner made these on a visit to the falls from Callander; see folio 33 (D26741; CCLXXII 39a) for references.

Thomas Ardill
November 2010

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