Joseph Mallord William Turner

Eton College and Chapel; Trees

c.1816–19

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 95 x 155 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10438
Turner Bequest CXL 15

Catalogue entry

The drawing on the lower half of the leaf is the same view as on folio 14 verso of the sketchbook (D10437; see catalogue note) from slightly further away. For another drawing of Eton, also misidentified by Finberg as St George’s Chapel, Windsor, see folio 11 (D10430). The trees on the upper part of the leaf are probably the same as those on the right of Eton Chapel.

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

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