About this artwork

In 1801 Turner made an extensive Scottish tour and visited the Falls of Clyde, before travelling back into England via Gretna Green. The Falls had become renowned as a natural wonder which had attracted artists and writers since the mid-eighteenth century. Here Turner depicts Corra Linn, the lowest of the waterfalls. The foaming water pouring through the narrow gully catches the bright sunlight, accentuated by the deep shadows cast by the dense foliage on the riverbanks.

Updated before 2020

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Joseph Mallord William Turner

Joseph Mallord William Turner