The Thames near Windsor 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.
The Thames River near Windsor, a historic town in the county of Berkshire, England, has a rich history that spans centuries. Windsor Castle, one of the oldest and largest occupied castles in the world, sits on a hill overlooking the Thames. Originally built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, the castle has served as a royal residence for over 900 years. The river provided a natural defensive boundary for the castle and facilitated transportation.