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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Falls of Clyde: Corra Linn 1834

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Recto:
Falls of Clyde: Corra Linn 1834
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 7
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 190 x 113 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by John Ruskin ‘7’ top left running vertically and ‘340’ top right running vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLXIX 7’ top right running vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The sketches on this page were made at the Falls of Clyde in Lanarkshire. At the top of this page, drawn with the book in the portrait format, is a sketch that probably shows the view upstream along the gorge from Corra Linn,1 though it is a quick and rough sketch that is hard to decipher. Beneath, drawn with the book turned to the right, is the continuation from folio 6 verso (D26270) of a sketch of Corra Castle at Corra Linn. See folio 1 verso (D26260) for references to further sketches of the Falls of Clyde.

Thomas Ardill
February 2011

Suggested by Cherry Bowen, Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre, in correspondence with the author 1 November 2010.

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Falls of Clyde: Corra Linn 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-corra-linn-r1136201, accessed 23 January 2022.