Joseph Mallord William TurnerWindsor Castle, from the North-West c.1806-8

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Artist
Title
Windsor Castle, from the North-West
From Windsor and Eton Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XCVII
Date c.1806-8
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 107 x 182 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06073
Turner Bequest XCVII 2
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Recto:
Windsor Castle, from the North-West circa 1806–8
D06073
Turner Bequest XCVII 2
Pencil on white wove paper, 107 x 182 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘2’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XCVII 2’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Following on from the view from the north on folio 1 of the sketchbook (D06072), this is a view from a little more to the west, from Romney Lock Island. The State Apartments are seen on the left. Compare the similar view in the Wey, Guildford sketchbook (Tate D06343–D06342: Turner Bequest XCVIII 129–128a). Butlin and Joll note that ‘the same general view’ appears in the background of Ploughing up Turnips near Slough (Tate N00486)1 exhibited at Turner’s Gallery in 1809.
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Butlin and Joll 1984, p.66 no.89 (pl.99).
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David Blayney Brown
September 2008

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