Joseph Mallord William Turner

East Cowes Castle from the South-East, across the Lawn

1827

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache and pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 140 x 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20805
Turner Bequest CCXXVII a 2

Catalogue entry

The view is to the north-west from the end of the lawn at East Cowes Castle, looking towards the towers of the main house flanked by conservatories, from the vicinity of the open-sided garden room; compare the view through its arches in Tate D20807 (Turner Bequest CCXXVII a 4). See also D20816 and D24847 (CCXXVII a 13, CCLX 11).
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 to this subsection.
Verso:
Blank, save for very slight ink offset, presumably from another drawing in this East Cowes sequence.

Matthew Imms
November 2015

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