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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Mayburgh Henge, Eamont Bridge, Cumbria 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 51 Recto:
?Mayburgh Henge, Eamont Bridge, Cumbria 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 51
Pencil on white wove paper, 74 x 94 mm
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘51’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXIV – 51’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This rough sketch may be of Mayburgh Henge near Eamont Bridge, a site that Turner made a number of sketches of in the Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border sketchbook, including a drawing that bears a resemblance to the current page (Tate D25812; Turner Bequest CCLXVI 26a). Turner visited the site in preparation of an illustration to Sir Walter Scott’s Poetical Works: Mayburgh circa 1832 (whereabouts unknown).1

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.429 no.1091.

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘?Mayburgh Henge, Eamont Bridge, Cumbria 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-mayburgh-henge-eamont-bridge-cumbria-r1133981, accessed 20 January 2021.