Joseph Mallord William Turner

Yachts Sailing off Norris Castle

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
D20655
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 36 a

Catalogue entry

Although in itself the slight profile of a distant tower beyond the yachts occupying most of the page might just as well indicate East Cowes Castle (see under folio 1 verso; D20597), the clear depictions of Norris Castle overlooking the Solent near East Cowes on subsequent pages (folios 39 verso, 40 recto (D20657, D20658; Turner Bequest CCXXVI 37a, 38) suggest that this is also a view of it; see under D20658 for others.
For more on studies in this sketchbook relating to the regatta events at Cowes from late July 1827 onwards, see the Introduction.

Matthew Imms
November 2015

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