Joseph Mallord William Turner

Colwell Bay, Isle of Wight

1795

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 204 x 264 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00451
Turner Bequest XXIV 43

Catalogue entry

This is the basis for an untraced watercolour,1 engraved by John Landseer for an unpublished work of about 1799 and published by Bohn in 1852 with the title ‘Shanklin Castle’. Colwell is in fact at the opposite end of the island from Shanklin, between Totland (see folio 43 recto; D00450; Turner Bequest XXIV 42) and Yarmouth.
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.319 no.181.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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