J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Offset: East Cowes Castle from the North, with the Medina Valley Below date not known

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Offset: East Cowes Castle from the North, with the Medina Valley Below
D40521
Ink offset on off-white wove paper, 147 x 207 mm
Inscribed in pencil ‘1’ bottom right
Naturally not mentioned in Finberg’s 1909 Inventory,1 this ephemeral modern sheet is a reversed offset of the dense ink drawing on Tate D20821 (Turner Bequest CCXXVII a 18), formed as part of the recovery process in the aftermath of the Tate Gallery flood of 1928. For the two further instances in this subset, see the technical notes in the Introduction; numerous examples related to early figure studies are noted in the Introduction to the ‘Royal Academy c.1789–99’ section of this catalogue.
Verso:
Blank, laid down.

Matthew Imms
November 2015

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Offset: East Cowes Castle from the North, with the Medina Valley Below by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-offset-east-cowes-castle-from-the-north-with-the-medina-r1182683, accessed 18 December 2017.