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 31 Recto:
Foyers Upper Falls 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXXVI 31
Pencil on off-white laid writing paper, 179 x 150 mm irregular
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘31’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXXVI 31’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Continued from folio 30 verso (D27019) is a sketch of the Upper Falls of Foyers, with Mr Fraser of Foyers’s bridge over the River Foyers. The view looks east across the bridge to the pool and weir at the top of the Upper Falls. 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-r1135385, accessed 28 July 2021.