Joseph Mallord William Turner

Windsor Castle from near Eton College

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
D20605
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 6 a

Catalogue entry

Like the drawing on the recto (D20604), this shows Windsor Castle to the south-east, beyond trees beside the River Thames in the vicinity of Eton College. There is a separate quick study or continuation of the castle’s profile at the top left, while the loosely indicated buildings on the right are probably those of the school. Folio 7 recto (D20606) records a similar view, as does folio 9 verso (D20608); for others in the area and further discussion see under folio 2 recto (D20598).

Matthew Imms
November 2015

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