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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Falls of Clyde: Bonnington Linn from Downstream 1834

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Verso:
Falls of Clyde: Bonnington Linn from Downstream 1834
D26274
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 8a
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is one of three similar views of Bonnington Linn from upstream to the north; see also folios 7 verso and 8 (D26272, D26273). Of the three, this sketch brings us closest to the waterfall. The other two sketches look along the gorge from further to the north. Turner made these sketches on his way from Bonnington Linn to Corra Linn. For further sketches of the Falls of Clyde see folio 1 verso (D26260).

Thomas Ardill
February 2011

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Falls of Clyde: Bonnington Linn from Downstream 1834 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2011, 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-falls-of-clyde-bonnington-linn-from-downstream-r1136204, accessed 18 October 2019.