Joseph Mallord William Turner

Yachts off East Cowes Castle; the Coast near Cowes

1827

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 × 192 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20677
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 50

Catalogue entry

There are three studies here. The lowest shows yachts heading north into the Solent from the River Medina off Cowes, with East Cowes Castle (see under folio 1 verso; D20597) on the skyline to the south-east. The top view may be of the East Cowes headland, while the slightly disjointed profile between may indicate East Cowes and Cowes from the Solent, looking south. For more on studies in this sketchbook relating to the regatta events at Cowes from late July 1827 onwards, see the Introduction.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
November 2015

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