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

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

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
East Cowes Castle from the North, with a Figure between Trees along the Drive 1827
D20845
Turner Bequest CCXXVII a 42
Chalk and ink on blue wove paper, 191 x 140 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed in red ink ‘42’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCXXVII(a) 42’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The northern corner of East Cowes Castle is seen from the approach along its wooded drive; compare Tate D20810 and D20811 (Turner Bequest CCXXVII a 7, 8).
This is among dozens of blue paper studies made in and around East Cowes Castle, presumably during the same 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 to this subsection.
Verso:
Blank; there are signs of the heavy ink on the recto bleeding through, and scattered ink offsetting, presumably from another drawing in this East Cowes sequence.

Matthew Imms
November 2015

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘East Cowes Castle from the North, with a Figure 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-with-a-figure-between-trees-r1182708, accessed 23 May 2019.