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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Dryhope from St Mary's Loch, Selkirkshire 1834

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 30 Recto:
Dryhope from St Mary’s Loch, Selkirkshire 1834
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 30
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 181 mm
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘30’ bottom left descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLXVIII – 30’ bottom left descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch follows a series of views of St Mary’s Loch in Selkirkshire (folios 24–28; D26140–D26148) and begins a sequence recording Turner’s journey east along the Yarrow Valley towards Selkirk (folio 29 verso–40; D26151–D26172). This view is likely to be towards Dryhope from the head of the loch. The Yarrow Water flows under the bridge at the left of this image and winds through the landscape to the right. In a similar view on folio 31 (D26154) the buildings at the centre-right are inscribed ‘Hope’, perhaps standing for Dryhope. The sketch on the reverse of the page may show the view in the opposite direction: folio 30 verso (D26153). The separate sketch of part of a building at the top right of this page may depict Dryhope farm.

Thomas Ardill
January 2011

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Dryhope from St Mary’s Loch, Selkirkshire 1834 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2011, 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-dryhope-from-st-marys-loch-selkirkshire-r1136080, accessed 24 April 2019.