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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Eton College from the Bridge on the Slough Road, with Figures c.1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Verso:
Eton College from the Bridge on the Slough Road, with Figures c.1827
D20602
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 4a
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 192 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘R | Blue [?Jacket]’ towards top left, beside figure
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With Eton College Chapel outlined to the south-west, this is a similar view to that on the recto (D20601), under which the subject is discussed. Here the focus is more on the foreground, and the Common Ditch broadening among trees to join the nearby River Thames a little to the east. Figures stand on the bridge on the right, with one shown in more detail at the top left with a note of red headgear and blue clothing.

Matthew Imms
November 2015

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Eton College from the Bridge on the Slough Road, with Figures c.1827 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-eton-college-from-the-bridge-on-the-slough-road-with-figures-r1183242, accessed 17 June 2024.