Joseph Mallord William Turner Windsor from Lower Hope 1805

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Windsor from Lower Hope
Date 1805
Medium Oil paint on mahogany veneer
Dimensions Support: 321 x 737 mm
frame: 505 x 915 x 75 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
N02678
Not on display

Display caption

This, and the painting shown on the opposite wall, represents the closest Turner came to what Constable described as 'natural painture'. It is one of eighteen small sketches of the Thames which Turner is thought that to have completed out of doors, perhaps on a small boat.

 

There are, however, notable difference between Turner's work and Constable's. Constable is concerned with making direct, even random, observations
of nature. Turner shows a greater
interest in the overall composition.

 

September 2004

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