Turner Bequest CCLXXX 178
Inscribed by ?the engraver ‘x’ top centre
Stamped in black ‘CCLXXX 178’
With hound in leash and hawk in hood,
The Boy of Egremond was seen.
Blithe was his song, a song of yore
But where the rock is rent in two,
And the river rushes through,
His voice was heard no more!
’Twas but a step! the gulf he passed;
But that step – it was his last!
As through the mist he winged his way,
(A cloud that hovers night and day,)
The hound hung back, and back he drew
The Master and his merlin too.
That narrow place of noise and strife
Received their little all of Life!
Inscribed by unknown hands in pencil ‘NG’ and ‘27’ top centre [Pasted to mount]
How to cite
Meredith Gamer, ‘The Boy of Egremond, for Rogers’s ‘Poems’ c.1830–2 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2006, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www