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
D25813
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 27

Catalogue entry

Continued from folio 26 verso (D25812) is the drawing that formed the basis for Turner’s illustration to volume 11 of Sir Walter Scott’s Poetical Works, The Bridal of Triermain: Mayburgh circa 1832 (whereabouts unknown).1 The view is looking north from the southern end of the henge with Beacon Hill in the distance.

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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