J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Brough, Cumbria; and Fox Tower 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 33 Verso:
Brough, Cumbria; and Fox Tower 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 33a
Pencil on white wove paper, 74 x 94 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The three, or perhaps four, sketches across this page depict views near the small Cumbrian town of Brough which Turner passed through on his journey between Penrith and Barnard Castle in County Durham. At the top of the page is a rough sketch of Fox Tower, drawn more carefully opposite on folio 34 (D25589). Beneath this are two further sketches both drawn with the sketchbook inverted; one may show a view of Brough Castle (see folio 36; D25593), the other a view of distant hills.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Brough, Cumbria; and Fox Tower 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2009, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-brough-cumbria-and-fox-tower-r1133948, accessed 20 January 2021.