An almost identical view was drawn by D. Harris and engraved for the Oxford Almanack, 1792, by I. Taylor. Youngblood assumes that Turner borrowed his own viewpoint from this, but the connection is not certain. He also associates Turner’s sketch with a watercolour of the same scene in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, which has been attributed incorrectly to Turner.1 The style of this drawing belongs with that of the three Windsor views, Tate D00118–D00120 (Turner Bequest VII D, E, F).
The subject is noted on the blank verso (D40221) in a modern hand.
Luke Herrmann, Ruskin and Turner: A Study of Ruskin as a Collector of Turner, Based on his Gifts to the University of Oxford; Incorporating a Catalogue Raisonné of the Turner Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum, London 1968, p.105 no.94, pl.XLVIII E; Youngblood 1984, pl.7.
There is a varnish stain to the lower right corner.
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