Joseph Mallord William Turner

Falls of Clyde: Bonnington Linn from Downstream

1834

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D26273
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 8

Catalogue entry

This is one of three similar views of Bonnington Linn from upstream to the north; see also folios 7 verso and 8 verso (D26272, D26274). The waterfall is shown at the very centre of the sketch and there is a sheer wall of rock above the gorge in the foreground at the left which is also seen from a little further away on folio 7 verso.
Turner made these sketches on his way from Corra Linn to Bonnington Linn. For further sketches of the Falls of Clyde see folio 1 verso (D26260).

Thomas Ardill
February 2011

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