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
D26267
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 5
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Recto:
Falls of Clyde: Cora Linn 1834
D26267
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 5
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by John Ruskin ‘5’ top right and ‘340’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXIX 5’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Continued from folio 4 verso (D26266) is a double-page sketch of the Corra Linn waterfall from the cliffs above to the north-east. The present page shows a set of steep steps cut into the face of the gorge (see also folios 3 and 4; D26263, D26265). For more information about this viewpoint see folio 2 verso (D26262). See folio 1 verso (D26260) for further information on Turner’s visit to the Falls of Clyde.

Thomas Ardill
September 2010

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