Joseph Mallord William Turner

View from the North Terrace of Windsor Castle Looking North to Eton College Chapel at the Left

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
D06340
Turner Bequest XCVIII 127 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, and continued to the left on folio 128 (D06341). Identifying the view, Hill reproduces this double-spread as if it were the central section of a panorama from the North Terrace, extending to the left across folios 125 verso–126 (D06336–D06337) and to the right on folio 126 verso (D06338). This configuration is impossible in reality, and the horizon line here and in 128 is higher than in the other sections.

David Blayney Brown
July 2008

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