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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Windsor Castle from the Thames, and Inscription by Turner 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 1 Recto:
Windsor Castle from the Thames, and Inscription by Turner 1805
D05766
Turner Bequest XCIII 1
Pencil on white wove paper, 171 x 262 mm
Inscribed by Turner in ink with a list of provisions (see main catalogue entry) top right, descending vertically
Inscribed with Exectors’ endorsements (see main catalogue entry)
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘1’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCIII 1’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner’s inscription in the upper corner lists items to take on a sketching and fishing trip: ‘Varnish | Razor | Blue Black | B[urn]t Sienna | Fishing Rod. Flies | Pallet Knife | Shoes’. Hill supposes that these provisions were for a trip along the Thames. For the Executors’ endorsements, see Introduction to the sketchbook. The sketch is the second of three very slight views of Windsor Castle from the river, the others being inside the cover and on folio 2 (D40632, D05768).

David Blayney Brown
October 2007

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Windsor Castle from the Thames, and Inscription by Turner 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, http://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-windsor-castle-from-the-thames-and-inscription-by-turner-r1129987, accessed 16 April 2014.