J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Eton College and Chapel c.1816-19

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Verso:
Eton College and Chapel circa 1816–19
Turner Bequest CXL 14a
Pencil on white wove paper, 95 x 155 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Like folios 11 and 15 of the sketchbook (D10430, D10438), the latter having the same view from slightly further away, this was misidentified by Finberg as Windsor. The subject is Eton and, as Eric Shanes observes, the same view as in the watercolour (private collection)1 engraved by William Radclyffe in 1831 for Picturesque Views in England and Wales.

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.397 no.830.

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Eton College and Chapel c.1816–19 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-eton-college-and-chapel-r1131420, accessed 18 September 2021.