Joseph Mallord William Turner

Windsor Castle from the Thames, and Inscription by Turner

1805

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Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 171 x 262 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05766
Turner Bequest XCIII 1

Catalogue entry

Turner’s inscription in the upper corner lists items to take on a sketching and fishing trip: ‘Varnish | Razor | Blue Black | B[urn]t Sienna | Fishing Rod. Flies | Pallet Knife | Shoes’. Hill supposes that these provisions were for a trip along the Thames. For the Executors’ endorsements, see Introduction to the sketchbook. The sketch is the second of three very slight views of Windsor Castle from the river, the others being inside the cover and on folio 2 (D40632, D05768).

David Blayney Brown
October 2007

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