J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Bracklinn Falls and Bridge, North of Callander 1834

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Recto:
Bracklinn Falls and Bridge, North of Callander 1834
D26735
Turner Bequest CCLXXII 36a
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 119 x 184 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Edward Croft-Murray ‘10’ top right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Bracklinn Falls and Bridge, North of Callander 1834 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-bracklinn-falls-and-bridge-north-of-callander-r1136385, accessed 26 October 2021.