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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Windsor Castle: The North Terrace from Below, Looking West 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 124 Verso:
Windsor Castle: The North Terrace from Below, Looking West 1805
D06334
Turner Bequest XCVIII 124a
Pencil on white laid paper, 182 x 117 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, and continued to the left on folio 125 (D06335). The view is taken from below the terrace, from which Turner had probably descended by climbing down the wooded bank, and includes the ‘Norman Gateway’, Round Tower and Winchester Gate. Identifying the subject, Hill observes that the view on this double-spread is continued to the left on folio 127 (D06339). However, as the drawings are not contiguous they must have been made separately. The North Terrace had been a favourite of Paul Sandby for his views of Windsor, although usually seen at its own level rather than from below as here.1

David Blayney Brown
July 2008

1
Jane Roberts, Views of Windsor: Watercolours by Thomas and Paul Sandby from the Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, London 1995, pp.64–9.

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Windsor Castle: The North Terrace from Below, Looking West 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2008, 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-windsor-castle-the-north-terrace-from-below-looking-west-r1130518, accessed 30 October 2020.