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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Windsor Castle from near Eton College c.1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Recto:
Windsor Castle from near Eton College c.1827
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 6
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 192 mm
Partial watermark ‘R Bar | 18’
Stamped in black ‘CCXXVI – 6’ top left, upside down
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The drawing is inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation. It shows Windsor Castle to the south-east beyond trees beside the River Thames in the vicinity of Eton College. The verso and folio 7 recto (D20605, D20606) record similar views, as does folio 9 verso (D20608); for others in the area and further discussion see under folio 2 recto (D20598).
At the top left is a separate detail of willow tree and a bridge, apparently that shown beneath in the main view, below which there seems to be the back view of a figure in the foreground.

Matthew Imms
November 2015

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Windsor Castle from near Eton College 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-windsor-castle-from-near-eton-college-r1183244, accessed 24 May 2024.