Joseph Mallord William Turner

?A Windmill near East Cowes Castle; Clouds

1827

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 74 × 100 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18033
Turner Bequest CCVII 23 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this slight profile of a skyline appears to show East Cowes Castle from the west, possibly with a windmill, indicated by what seems to be Turner’s customary ‘X’, nearby; there seems to be an inconsequential continuation on folio 24 recto opposite (D18034). Below, the other way up, is a study of clouds.
For more on studies in this sketchbook relating to the regatta events at Cowes from late July 1827 onwards, see the sketchbook Introduction, and for other views of the castle, see under folio 22 recto (D18030).

Matthew Imms
December 2014

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