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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ennerdale, with Reapers 1809

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 25 Recto:
Ennerdale, with Reapers 1809
Turner Bequest CX 25
Pencil on white laid paper, 116 x 185 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Ennerdale’ and ‘Black gowns white sashes. Men brown...’ bottom right, ‘stooks considerably small’ bottom left
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘25’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CX 25’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For Ennerdale see note to folio 24 of the sketchbook (D07564). The activity in the field in the foreground confirms that Turner was here in harvest time.

David Bayney Brown
August 2009

How to cite

David Bayney Brown, ‘Ennerdale, with Reapers 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-with-reapers-r1135682, accessed 20 September 2019.