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
D26264
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 3 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Verso:
Falls of Clyde: Cora Linn 1834
D26264
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 3a
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Continued on folio 4 (D26265), this is one of three double-page sketches of the waterfall Corra Linn and the natural amphitheatre at its foot; see also folios 2 verso–3 and 4 verso–5 (D26262–D26263; D26266–D26267). The view is from the north-east of the waterfall near the Bonnington Pavillion and depicts the waterfall on the present page, perhaps with the ruins of Corra Castle just visible on the cliffs above. See folio 1 verso (D26260) for more information about his visit to the Falls of Clyde.

Thomas Ardill
September 2010

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