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 Verso:
Windsor Castle from near Eton College c.1827
D20605
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 6a
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 192 mm
Partial watermark ‘R Bar | 18’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Like the drawing on the recto (D20604), this shows Windsor Castle to the south-east, beyond trees beside the River Thames in the vicinity of Eton College. There is a separate quick study or continuation of the castle’s profile at the top left, while the loosely indicated buildings on the right are probably those of the school. Folio 7 recto (D20606) records a similar view, as does folio 9 verso (D20608); for others in the area and further discussion see under folio 2 recto (D20598).

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-r1183245, accessed 27 May 2024.