Joseph Mallord William Turner

Falls of Clyde: Bonnington Linn from Downstream

1834

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26272
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 7 a

Catalogue entry

Bonnington Linn is seen here from downstream to the north.1 The waterfall is depicted at the upper centre of the sketch as a row of tightly hatched vertical lines. Beneath the fall the River Clyde twists and turns through the gorge in the foreground. There are similar views on folios 8 and 8 verso (D26273, D26274). Turner made these on his way to Bonnington Linn from Corra Linn to the north. For further sketches of the Falls of Clyde see folio 1 verso (D26260).

Thomas Ardill
February 2011

1
Suggested by Cherry Bowen, Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre, in correspondence with the author 1 November 2010.

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