This of Windsor Castle from Salt Hill was made for an unpublished plate for Turner's series of illustrations of different types of , the Liber Studiorum. This included numerous examples of British scenery. As a royal residence and a castle, Windsor was both the focus of patriotic sentiment and the climax of the contemporary tourist's Thames itinerary. Turner nevertheless places it in a hazy distance, juxtaposed with a humble scene of sheep-washing in the foreground.
Gallery label, August 2004