This rough sketch may be of Mayburgh Henge near Eamont Bridge, a site that Turner made a number of sketches of in the Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border sketchbook, including a drawing that bears a resemblance to the current page (Tate D25812; Turner Bequest CCLXVI 26a). Turner visited the site in preparation of an illustration to Sir Walter Scott’s Poetical Works: Mayburgh circa 1832 (whereabouts unknown).1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.429 no.1091.
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