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Creator:
William Daniell, 1769–1837, British
Title:

Windsor Castle from near Brocas Meadows

Date:
1827
Medium:
Watercolor, with pen, in brown ink, gray ink, graphite, gouache and scratching out on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper, mounted on, thick, slightly textured, beige, wove card paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 18 3/16 × 25 15/16 inches (46.2 × 65.9 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 12 5/16 × 20 1/8 inches (31.3 × 51.1 cm), and Sheet: 12 1/8 × 19 7/8 inches (30.8 × 50.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on mount, lower center: "WINDSOR CASTLE, taken from near the BROCKAS MEADOW."

Signed and dated in brown watercolor, lower left: "W. Daniell | 1827"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.6142
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | castles | landscape | trees
Associated Places:
Windsor Castle
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9389
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This watercolor is one of a set of views of Windsor and Eton that William Daniell published as prints between 1827 and 183o. His view of Windsor Castle is a celebration of the prosperity of Britain after the end of the Napoleonic wars. The defeat of Napoleon’s armies at Waterloo in 1815 had made Britain the most powerful nation in the world. Daniell invites the viewer to see Windsor as a microcosm of the nation at large: the barge on the Thames denotes flourishing trade, and the leisured passers-by suggest the benefits of peace and prosperity under Britain’s time-honored constitution.

Gallery label for Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 2008-06-09 - 2008-08-17)

Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 2008-06-09 - 2008-08-17) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (The State Hermitage Museum, 2007-10-23 - 2008-01-13) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2007-07-11 - 2007-09-30) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Constable to Delacroix : British Art and the French Romantics 1820-1840 (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003-09-29 - 2004-01-04) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Constable to Delacroix : British Art and the French Romantics 1820-1840 (Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2003-06-01 - 2003-08-27) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Constable to Delacroix : British Art and the French Romantics 1820-1840 (Tate Britain, 2003-02-06 - 2003-05-11) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Crown Pictorial - Art and the British Monarchy (Yale Center for British Art, 1990-12-05 - 1991-02-17) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Linda Colley, Crown Pictorial : Art and the British Monarchy : Exhibition Labels, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1990, p. 71, no. 174, N8219 K5 C761 1990 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Linda Colley, Crown Pictorial : Art and the British Monarchy, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1990, p. 45, no. 174, N8219 K5 C76 1990 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Etienne Delecluz, "Beaux-arts: Salon de 1827", Journal des Debats, Paris, April 28, 1828, p. 2, Retronews [ORBIS]

Augustin Jal, Esquisses, croquis, pochades, ou, Tout ce qu'on voudra, sur le Salon de 1827, A. Dupont, Paris, pp. 17-18, J447 Sa36X 828J (LSF) [ORBIS]

Patrick Noon, Constable to Delacroix, British art and the French romanticism , Tate Publishing, London, 2003, p.254, no. 159, ND457 N66 2003 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Patrick Noon, Crossing the Channel : British and French painting in the age of romanticism, Tate Publishing, London, p. 254, no. 159, ND467.5.R6 N66 2003 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Yale Center for British Art, Great British watercolors : from the Paul Mellon Collection, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2007, pp. 86-87, no. 36, ND1928 .Y35 2007 (LC)+ Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]


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