J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight: The Gateway 1795

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 26 Recto:
Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight: The Gateway 1795
Turner Bequest XXIV 25a
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 264 x 204 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXIV 25 A’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner’s view of Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight (Carisbrooke Castle collection),1 engraved by C. Westwood in 1830 for the Picturesque Views in England and Wales, shows the gatehouse from the opposite side of the bridge, but relies heavily on this drawing for the detail of the building. See also folios 24 recto and 25 recto (D00431, D00432).
For the numbering of this sheet see the concordance in the introduction to the sketchbook.
Wilton 1979, p.395 no.815, reproduced.
Technical notes:
The sheet discoloured from prolonged exposure while on display, except where the edges were protected by the mount.
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘190’ bottom left; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight: The Gateway 1795 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-carisbrooke-castle-isle-of-wight-the-gateway-r1141011, accessed 23 October 2021.