Joseph Mallord William Turner

Windsor Castle: The North Terrace from Below, Looking West

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
D06334
Turner Bequest XCVIII 124 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, and continued to the left on folio 125 (D06335). The view is taken from below the terrace, from which Turner had probably descended by climbing down the wooded bank, and includes the ‘Norman Gateway’, Round Tower and Winchester Gate. Identifying the subject, Hill observes that the view on this double-spread is continued to the left on folio 127 (D06339). However, as the drawings are not contiguous they must have been made separately. The North Terrace had been a favourite of Paul Sandby for his views of Windsor, although usually seen at its own level rather than from below as here.1

David Blayney Brown
July 2008

1
Jane Roberts, Views of Windsor: Watercolours by Thomas and Paul Sandby from the Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, London 1995, pp.64–9.

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