Joseph Mallord William Turner

Foyers Lower Fall from the East

1831

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 150 × 180 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D27008
Turner Bequest CCLXXVI 24

Catalogue entry

This sketch, like folios 24 verso and 26 (D27009, D27012), depicts the Lower Falls of Foyers from the east. The waterfall itself is partially obscured in this sketch by trees, but its presence is signalled by a single serpentine line descending at the centre left of the page, and the pool with the continuation of the stream to its right can be seen at the bottom of the page. The hill at the centre of the page is Creag Bhreac.
For further sketches of the Falls of Foyers see folio 40 verso (D27034).

Thomas Ardill
April 2010

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