Joseph Mallord William TurnerFalls of Clyde: Cora Linn 1834

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Artist
Title
Falls of Clyde: Cora Linn
From Stirling and Edinburgh Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCLXIX
Date 1834
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 113 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26263
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 3
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Recto:
Falls of Clyde: Cora Linn 1834
D26263
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 3
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by John Ruskin ‘3’ top right and ‘340’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXIX 3’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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