Joseph Mallord William Turner

View of Eton College from the Slough Road

c.1799–1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 332 x 412 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02212
Turner Bequest XLVII 35

Catalogue entry

This study, made with the page turned horizontally, was used as the basis for an untraced watercolour of about 1802, Eton from the Slough Road,1 engraved in 1803 for William Byrne’s Britannia Depicta (Tate impression: T05941). D02213 (Turner Bequest XLVII 36) is another drawing of the school, from slightly farther off on the Slough Road.
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.334 no.308.
Technical notes:
Finberg noted: ‘The endorsement being on this page probably indicates that it was the first page of the book before dismemberment.’1 For a proposed sequence for the leaves of the disbound Fonthill sketchbook, with this page as folio 1, see the Introduction.
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.122.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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