Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Mayburgh Henge, Eamont Bridge, Cumbria

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 74 × 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25621
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 51

Catalogue entry

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

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.429 no.1091.

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