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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner East Cowes Castle from the North, between Trees along the Drive 1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
East Cowes Castle from the North, between Trees along the Drive 1827
D20811
Turner Bequest CCXXVII a 8
Chalk and ink on blue wove paper, 191 x 141 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed in red ink ‘8’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCXXVII(a) 8’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The prospect is to the south along the wooded approach to East Cowes Castle; compare in particular Tate D20810 and D20845 (Turner Bequest CCXXVII a 7, 42). The crescent of the new moon is lightly indicated at the top left; see also D20824 (CCXXVII a 21) and the Introduction to this subsection.
This is among dozens of blue paper studies made in and around East Cowes Castle, presumably in the course of a single visit. For more on the various aspects of the house (demolished in about 1950), and its lost grounds as depicted by Turner, see the Introduction.
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Matthew Imms
November 2015

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘East Cowes Castle from the North, between Trees along the Drive 1827 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-east-cowes-castle-from-the-north-between-trees-along-the-r1182674, accessed 22 September 2021.