Joseph Mallord William Turner

East Cowes Castle from the North, with a Figure between Trees along the Drive

1827

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Medium
Chalk and pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 191 x 140 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20845
Turner Bequest CCXXVII a 42

Catalogue entry

The northern corner of East Cowes Castle is seen from the approach along its wooded drive; compare Tate D20810 and D20811 (Turner Bequest CCXXVII a 7, 8).
This is among dozens of blue paper studies made in and around East Cowes Castle, presumably during the same visit. For more on the various aspects of the house (demolished in about 1950), and its lost grounds as depicted by Turner, see the Introduction to this subsection.
Verso:
Blank; there are signs of the heavy ink on the recto bleeding through, and scattered ink offsetting, presumably from another drawing in this East Cowes sequence.

Matthew Imms
November 2015

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