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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ennerdale Water, with the Great Borne and Pillar 1809

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 24 Recto:
Ennerdale Water, with the Great Borne and Pillar 1809
D07564
Turner Bequest CX 24
Pencil on white laid paper, 116 x 185 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Ennerdale’....
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘24’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CX 24’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner’s route from Cockermouth to Whitehaven took him to Ennerdale Bridge and the western end of Ennerdale, the outline of which and the location of Pillar are included in his rough route-map inside the front cover of the sketchbook (D07537); a further inscribed drawing is on folio 25 (D07566) and see also folio 23 (D07563) for another possible view. The mountains here include the Great Borne, left, and Pillar, right.

David Blayney Brown
August 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Ennerdale Water, with the Great Borne and Pillar 1809 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 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-ennerdale-water-with-the-great-borne-and-pillar-r1135680, accessed 24 November 2020.