Joseph Mallord William Turner

Mayburgh Henge, Eamont Bridge, Penrith

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 × 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25808
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 24 a

Catalogue entry

This first sketch of Mayburgh Henge, continued on folio 25 (D25809), was made from the east. It looks over the circular earthwork mound with its single stone towards the Cumbrian mountains in the west, with what may be the Helvellyn range at the left and Blencathra, Bannerdale and Bowscale Fell to its right. At the left of the present page are several buildings along the banks of the River Eamont between Eamont Bridge and Yanwath.
For further sketches of the earthwork see folio 26 verso (D25812).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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