Joseph Mallord William Turner

Eton College from the Bridge on the Slough Road, with Figures

c.1827

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 x 192 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20602
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 4 a

Catalogue entry

With Eton College Chapel outlined to the south-west, this is a similar view to that on the recto (D20601), under which the subject is discussed. Here the focus is more on the foreground, and the Common Ditch broadening among trees to join the nearby River Thames a little to the east. Figures stand on the bridge on the right, with one shown in more detail at the top left with a note of red headgear and blue clothing.

Matthew Imms
November 2015

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