Cora Lynn. Middle Fall of the Clyde
Artist: Walmsley, Thomas
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
View of Cora Lynn, a waterfall on the River Clyde in Scotland. Near Lanark the flow of the River Clyde is broken by four falls, of which Cora Linn is the grandest. Actually formed by three cascades, the waterfall is eighty four feet in height. The water falls into a large basin surrounded by trees. Dorothy Wordsworth describes this area in her diary of her travels in Scotland in 1803,
“The basin which receives the fall is enclosed by noble rocks, with trees, chiefly hazels, birch, and ash growing out of their sides whenever there is any hold for them; and a magnificent resting-place it is for such a river; I think more grand than the Falls themselves”.