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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Colwell Bay, Isle of Wight 1795

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 44 Recto:
Colwell Bay, Isle of Wight 1795
Turner Bequest XXIV 43
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 204 x 264 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Colwell’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXIV 43’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is the basis for an untraced watercolour,1 engraved by John Landseer for an unpublished work of about 1799 and published by Bohn in 1852 with the title ‘Shanklin Castle’. Colwell is in fact at the opposite end of the island from Shanklin, between Totland (see folio 43 recto; D00450; Turner Bequest XXIV 42) and Yarmouth.
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.319 no.181.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Colwell Bay, Isle of Wight 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-colwell-bay-isle-of-wight-r1141029, accessed 15 May 2021.