Joseph Mallord William Turner

East Cowes Castle from the North, between Trees along the Drive

1827

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 191 x 141 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20811
Turner Bequest CCXXVII a 8

Catalogue entry

The prospect is to the south along the wooded approach to East Cowes Castle; compare in particular Tate D20810 and D20845 (Turner Bequest CCXXVII a 7, 42). The crescent of the new moon is lightly indicated at the top left; see also D20824 (CCXXVII a 21) and the Introduction to this subsection.
This is among dozens of blue paper studies made in and around East Cowes Castle, presumably in the course of a single 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.
Verso:
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Matthew Imms
November 2015

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