Joseph Mallord William Turner

Black Rock Gorge, Near Evanton, Ross-shire

1831

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 153 x 200 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D34793
Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 326

Catalogue entry

David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan have identified this and a number of other loose-leaf sketches as Black Rock Gorge, which lies a mile west of Hugh Munro’s estate at Novar near Evanton in Ross-shire (for references see Tate D34791; Turner Bequest CCCLXIV d 324).1 The present sketch may show the waterfall above the gorge.2
1
Wallace-Hadrill and Carolan 1994, p.15.
2
The gorge and waterfall are illustrated in John Sinclair, Scenes and Stories of the North of England, Middlesex 2008, reproduced between pp.30–31.
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Thomas Ardill
May 2010

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