From the woods west of East Cowes Castle, the full moon rises beside the tower of the garden room south-east of the main house. A ghostly couple in the foreground are of the sort Finberg dubbed ‘lovers’ in similar studies;1 see Tate D20815, D20834, D20835, D20837 (Turner Bequest CCXXVII a 12, 31, 32, 34).
There is a similar view in ink alone on the verso (D40306). These are 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.
See Finberg 1909, II, p.701.
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