Joseph Mallord William Turner

Eton College Chapel from the River to the East, Setting Sun

1805

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 182 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06344
Turner Bequest XCVIII 129 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. The view is from a similar position as folios 128 verso–129 (D06342–D06343); by Romney Lock Island, downstream of the lock itself, but looking in the opposite direction. It shows the sun sinking in the west and must have preceded the moonrise view of Windsor Castle on 128 verso–129, as observed by Hill.

David Blayney Brown
July 2008

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