Joseph Mallord William Turner Eton College and Chapel c.1816–19

Artwork details

Eton College and Chapel
Date c.1816–19
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 95 x 155 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXL 14 a
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Catalogue entry

Like folios 11 and 15 of the sketchbook (D10430, D10438), the latter having the same view from slightly further away, this was misidentified by Finberg as Windsor. The subject is Eton and, as Eric Shanes observes, the same view as in the watercolour (private collection)1 engraved by William Radclyffe in 1831 for Picturesque Views in England and Wales.

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.397 no.830.

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