Eton, from the River - J.M.W Turner 2

Eton, from the River: J. M. W. Turner

Eton, from the River is an 1807 painting by the English Romantic painter, printmaker and watercolorist J. M. W. Turner. This work is located in the Tate Britain in London, England.

Eton College, situated in Berkshire, England, retained its esteemed status as one of the leading and oldest public schools in the country. Established in 1440 by King Henry VI, Eton underwent various changes during the 19th century while maintaining its commitment to providing a classical education to the elite.

During this period, Eton’s curriculum was deeply rooted in classical studies, focusing on Latin, Greek, and classical literature. The school aimed to cultivate intellectual and moral virtues, preparing students for leadership roles in society. The classical education at Eton was rigorous, emphasizing disciplined study and the development of a well-rounded individual.

The early 1800s saw Eton’s continued association with influential figures. Etonians included notable politicians, writers, and statesmen, contributing to the school’s reputation for producing leaders in various fields.

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