J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Eton College from the River c.1787

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Eton College from the River c.1787
Turner Bequest I C
Watercolour and pencil, 261 x 406 mm in a ruled border on white laid paper, 305 x 450 mm
Watermark ‘G R’; crown and shield with fleur-de-lys
Stamped in black ‘I C’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject is copied from a view by Paul Sandby (1730–1809) engraved by M. Watts 1777, for A Collection of One Hundred and Fifty Select Views in England, Scotland, and Ireland, drawn by Paul Sandby, Esqr., R.A., vol.I, 1781, pl.37, published 1 October 1777. Stylistically the drawing is close to the View of Nuneham Courtenay from the Thames (Tate D00002; Turner Bequest I B), but perhaps executed a little earlier.
Blank; inscribed in a later hand ‘Turner Unmted, Vol. 92’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Eton College from the River c.1787 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-eton-college-from-the-river-r1140092, accessed 25 May 2018.