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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Foyers Upper Falls 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 30 Verso:
Foyers Upper Falls 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXXVI 30a
Pencil on off-white laid writing paper, 179 x 150 mm irregular
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn across this page and continued on folio 31 (D27020) is a sketch looking east towards the bridge over the Upper Falls of Foyers. Behind the bridge are a pool and weir, and the waterfall flows beneath the bridge and towards Loch Ness. The bridge is depicted again on folios 40 and 40 verso–41 (D27033, D27034–D27035). A sketch on folio 31 verso (D27021) was made from the bridge.
Turner visited Foyers during a scheduled stop on his steamboat journey north up Loch Ness towards Inverness (see folio 40 verso; D27034 for references).

Thomas Ardill
April 2010

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Foyers Upper Falls 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 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-foyers-upper-falls-r1135384, accessed 09 March 2021.