Joseph Mallord William Turner

Falls of Leny, near Callander

1834

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 × 184 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26692
Turner Bequest CCLXXII 14 a

Catalogue entry

This is one of a series of mountain views that David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan have identified as likely to have been made in the Pass of Leny, to the west of Callander: folios 34–37 (D26692, D26691, D26690, D26689, D26698, D26697, D26687; CCLXXII 14, 14a, 13a, 13, 17a, 17, 11a).1 The sequence should probably be read backwards as recording Turner’s progress west from Callander (folio 37 verso; D26686; CCLXXII 11) to the Falls of Leny (present page). The present sketch depicts the Falls of Leny, with the large diagonally striated rock that divides the two waterfalls (see also folio 35) about a mile west of Kilmahog.
For references to further sketches of the Pass of Leny and other sites nearby, see folio 33 (D26741; CCLXXII 39a).

Thomas Ardill
November 2010

1
Wallace-Hadrill and Carolan 1990, Vol.10 No.2, p.26.

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