Joseph Mallord William Turner

Windsor Castle from the North, near Romney Lock: Curfew Tower to the Right

1805

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 182 × 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06348
Turner Bequest XCVIII 131 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, and continued by a few slight marks on folio 132 (D06349). However more significantly, as Hill shows by reproducing them alongside, this sketch primarily of a rustic bridge and trees with the castle glimpsed behind continues the double-spread of the castle from the north, below Romney Lock, on folios 132 verso–133 (D06350–D06351). A more distant version of the same view, but cut off more sharply at the bridge and trees, is on folios 130 verso–131 (D06346–D06347).

David Blayney Brown
July 2008

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