Joseph Mallord William Turner

East Cowes Castle from the South, beyond Trees

1827

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Chalk and pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 142 x 193 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20846
Turner Bequest CCXXVII a 43

Catalogue entry

The view is from the south, looking up the wooded slope below the lawn on that side of East Cowes Castle, with the house’s two arcaded conservatories flanking the octagonal tower. Compare in particular Tate D20808 and D20848 (Turner Bequest CCXXVII a 5, 45).
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

Matthew Imms
November 2015

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