Joseph Mallord William Turner

The River Foyers near the Falls

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
D27032
Turner Bequest CCLXXVI 39 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook turned to the left from the conventional orientation, David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan have suggested that this view of hills and a stream must be (like the sketches on adjacent pages of the book) of Foyers on the eastern shore of Loch Ness.1 The Falls of Foyers, of which there are over twenty sketches in this book (see folio 40 verso; D27034), are not shown in the sketch, but the fast moving stream flowing from the right of the sketch to the foreground must be the River Foyers, probably upstream of the waterfalls.

Thomas Ardill
April 2010

1
David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan, ‘Turner’s 1831 Sketchbook T.B. CCLXXVI Fort Augustus’, [circa 1992–3], Tate catalogue files, [unpaginated].

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