Joseph Mallord William Turner

East Cowes: The Headland and Castle with Shipping; a Yacht

1827

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 74 × 100 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18032
Turner Bequest CCVII 23

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, at the top is a view of the East Cowes headland from the west; the skyline continues south to the nearby castle on folio 22 verso opposite (D18031). Numerous sailing boats appear to be moored offshore. Below, the other way up, is the profile of a yacht under sail. For more on studies in this sketchbook relating to the regatta events at Cowes from late July 1827 onwards, see the sketchbook Introduction, and for other views of the castle, see under folio 22 recto (D18030).

Matthew Imms
December 2014

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