Joseph Mallord William Turner
Eton College from the River c.1787

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Eton College from the River
Date c.1787
Medium Gouache, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 304 x 452 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00003
Turner Bequest I C
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Catalogue entry

The subject is copied from a view by Paul Sandby (1730–1809) engraved by M. Watts 1777, for A Collection of One Hundred and Fifty Select Views in England, Scotland, and Ireland, drawn by Paul Sandby, Esqr., R.A., vol.I, 1781, pl.37, published 1 October 1777. Stylistically the drawing is close to the View of Nuneham Courtenay from the Thames (Tate D00002; Turner Bequest I B), but perhaps executed a little earlier.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in a later hand ‘Turner Unmted, Vol. 92’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012