Joseph Mallord William TurnerSketch for 'East Cowes Castle, the Regatta Beating to Windward' No. 3 1827

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Artist
Title
Sketch for 'East Cowes Castle, the Regatta Beating to Windward' No. 3
Date 1827
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 464 x 724 mm frame: 724 x 995 x 100 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
N01993
Not on display

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[from] Nos. 260–8: Cowes Sketches, 1827 [N01998-N02001]

TURNER revisited the Isle of Wight in late July and August 1827, staying with the architect John Nash at East Cowes Castle. In an undated letter he asked his father to send one or if possible two pieces of unstretched canvas, either a piece measuring 6 ft by 4 ft or a ‘whole length’, and it was on a 6 ft by 4 ft canvas, cut into two, that he painted these nine sketches. The 1854 Schedule of the Turner Bequest listed, under nos. 203 to 206, 207 to 210, 211 to 214, and 215 to 218, four ‘Roll[s] containing 4 subjects’. Despite the fact that one of the Cowes canvases contained five sketches the two rolls were probably among these four… (read more)

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