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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Richmond Hill; Windsor Castle c.1816-19

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 90 Recto:
Richmond Hill; Windsor Castle circa 1816–19
Turner Bequest CXL 82
Pencil on white wove paper, 155 x 95 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘W’ within sketch of Windsor Castle
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘82’ top left, running vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXL 82’ top right, running vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The main subject here is a quick view of Richmond Hill, the trees and building on the left being apparently repeated n the more developed composition study facing on folio 89 verso of the sketchbook (D10571; Turner Bequest CXL 81a). On the right, descending vertically, is an outline of part of Windsor Castle. For the castle in this sketchbook and a connection with Turner’s watercolour (British Museum, London)1 made in the late 1820s for Picturesque Views in England and Wales, see note to folio 9 verso (D10427).
There are splashes of oil or varnish on this leaf.

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.397 no.829.

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Richmond Hill; Windsor Castle 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-richmond-hill-windsor-castle-r1131566, accessed 20 January 2022.