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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Falls of Clyde: Cora Linn 1834

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Verso:
Falls of Clyde: Cora Linn 1834
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 3a
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Continued on folio 4 (D26265), this is one of three double-page sketches of the waterfall Corra Linn and the natural amphitheatre at its foot; see also folios 2 verso–3 and 4 verso–5 (D26262–D26263; D26266–D26267). The view is from the north-east of the waterfall near the Bonnington Pavillion and depicts the waterfall on the present page, perhaps with the ruins of Corra Castle just visible on the cliffs above. See folio 1 verso (D26260) for more information about his visit to the Falls of Clyde.

Thomas Ardill
September 2010

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Falls of Clyde: Cora Linn 1834 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 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-falls-of-clyde-cora-linn-r1136194, accessed 07 July 2022.