Joseph Mallord William Turner

East Cowes Castle from the South, through Trees below 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: 195 × 140 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20808
Turner Bequest CCXXVII a 5

Catalogue entry

The view is northwards through trees below the lawn on the south-western side of East Cowes Castle, with the main block of the house dominated by the tower above the ‘octagon room’ and flanked by conservatories. Compare in particular Tate D20846 and D20848 (Turner Bequest CCXXVII a 43, 45).
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:
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Matthew Imms
November 2015

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