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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Windsor and Eton from the West 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Recto:
Windsor and Eton from the West 1805
D05768
Turner Bequest XCIII 2
Pencil on white wove paper, 171 x 262 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘2’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCIII 2’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The third of three very slight pencil sketches of Windsor Castle; see also inside cover and folio 1 (D40632, D05766). As Hill notes, this one includes Eton and is taken from a similar viewpoint to the contemporary oil sketch known as Windsor from Lower Hope (Tate N02678).1

David Blayney Brown
October 2007

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, New Haven and London, revised ed.1984, p.121 no.178 (pl.178).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Windsor and Eton from the West 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 2007, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-windsor-and-eton-from-the-west-r1129989, accessed 30 September 2014.