Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bracklinn Falls and Bridge, North of Callander

1834

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 119 × 184 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26735
Turner Bequest CCLXXII 36 a

Catalogue entry

This is perhaps Turner’s most finished and composed sketch of the Bracklinn Falls on the hillside above Callander to the north-east. The view looks north up the Keltie Water to Bracklinn Bridge and the waterfall. Above is a mountain ridge labelled Maol Eadar a’ Chinn on the Ordnance Survey map. Turner has included two figures at the bottom right of the sketch to add a sense of scale. The same figures appear in another sketch of the falls on folio 21 (D26739; CCLXXII 21).
For further sketches of Bracklinn Falls and nearby sites, see folio 33 (D26741; CCLXXII 39a).

Thomas Ardill
November 2010

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