Joseph Mallord William Turner

Windsor Castle, from the North

c.1806–8

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 107 x 182 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06072
Turner Bequest XCVII 1

Catalogue entry

The castle, with the State Apartments to the left and St George’s Chapel to the right, is seen from near the foot of Romney Lock Island. Although probably taken on a later occasion, the view is very similar to that in the Wey, Guildford sketchbook (Tate D06343–D06342: Turner Bequest XCVIII 129–128a) and closer still, especially in the disposition of the trees, to the oil sketch Windsor Castle from the River (Tate N02312). See also folio 2 of the present sketchbook (D06073). Foliage from the trees on the left of this sketch continues inside the front cover of the sketchbook (D40656).
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David Blayney Brown
September 2008

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