Biographies: Collectors, Dealers, Family, Fellow Artists, Patrons
Benjamin Godfrey Windus (1790 - 1867)
Benjamin Godfrey Windus (1790–1867) is today best known for his collection of the works of Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851). However, according to the credit lines of two mezzotints made after works by Girtin (see prints after TG1740 and TG1636), he was the first owner of two of his most iconic watercolours: Chelsea Reach, Looking towards Battersea (the so-called White House at Chelsea) and Kirkstall Abbey, from Kirkstall Bridge, Morning.
Chelsea Reach, Looking towards Battersea (The White House, Chelsea)