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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Windsor Castle, from the North c.1806-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 1 Recto:
Windsor Castle, from the North circa 1806–8
Turner Bequest XCVII 1
Pencil on white wove paper, 107 x 182 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘1’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XCVII 1’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The castle, with the State Apartments to the left and St George’s Chapel to the right, is seen from near the foot of Romney Lock Island. Although probably taken on a later occasion, the view is very similar to that in the Wey, Guildford sketchbook (Tate D06343–D06342: Turner Bequest XCVIII 129–128a) and closer still, especially in the disposition of the trees, to the oil sketch Windsor Castle from the River (Tate N02312). See also folio 2 of the present sketchbook (D06073). Foliage from the trees on the left of this sketch continues inside the front cover of the sketchbook (D40656).

David Blayney Brown
September 2008

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Windsor Castle, from the North c.1806–8 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2008, 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-windsor-castle-from-the-north-r1130252, accessed 06 October 2015.