Joseph Mallord William Turner

Falls of Clyde: Cora Linn

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
D26263
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 3

Catalogue entry

Continued from folio 2 verso (D26262) is a double-page sketch of Corra Linn as seen from the eastern side of the Clyde River above the natural amphitheatre. While the waterfall itself is shown on the other half of the sketch, the present page depicts the steps that were carved out of the rock to provide a route from the top of the gorge to the bottom of the waterfall. Turner made a number of sketches from this vantage point, see folio 2 verso for references, and folio 1 verso (D26260) for more information about his visit to the Falls of Clyde.

Thomas Ardill
September 2010

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