Joseph Mallord William Turner

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


In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Gouache and pen and ink on paper
Support: 140 × 189 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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.
Blank, save for very slight ink offset, presumably from another drawing in this East Cowes sequence.

Matthew Imms
November 2015

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