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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Windsor Castle from the River Thames c.1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Verso:
Windsor Castle from the River Thames c.1827
D20599
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 2a
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 192 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner’s viewpoint here is the Brocas meadows on the north side of the River Thames, looking south-east. Eric Shanes has mentioned this drawing1 in relation to the watercolour Windsor Castle of about 1828–9 (British Museum, London),2 engraved in 1831 for Turner’s Picturesque Views in England and Wales (Tate impressions: T05086, T06093), as discussed under the similar view on the recto (D20598). See also folio 3 recto opposite (D20600).

Matthew Imms
November 2015

1
See Shanes 1979, p.156.
2
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.397 no.829, reproduced, as c.1829; Kim Sloan, J.M.W. Turner: Watercolours from the R.W. Lloyd Bequest in the British Museum, London 1998, p.98 no.30, reproduced in colour p.[99], as c.1828–9.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Windsor Castle from the River Thames 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-the-river-thames-r1183239, accessed 25 February 2021.