Joseph Mallord William Turner

Falls of Clyde: Corra Castle above Cora Linn

1834

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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
D26268
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 5 a

Catalogue entry

At the top of the page, perched on a cliff top above Corra Linn are the remains of Corra Castle, a fifteenth-century fortified, towered farmhouse that overlooks the highest of the three Falls of Clyde, about a mile to the south of New Lanark. The castle is seen in three of Turner’s sketches of the waterfall on folios 2 verso–5 (D26262–D26267), and there are two further sketches of the present view which is from the cliffs to the south-east of the castle: folios 6 and 6 verso (D26269, D26270). 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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