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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner East Cowes Castle from the South-East, across the Lawn 1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
East Cowes Castle from the South-East, across the Lawn 1827
D20805
Turner Bequest CCXXVII a 2
Gouache and ink on blue wove paper, 140 x 189 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed in red ink ‘2’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXXVII(a) 2’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The view is to the north-west from the end of the lawn at East Cowes Castle, looking towards the towers of the main house flanked by conservatories, from the vicinity of the open-sided garden room; compare the view through its arches in Tate D20807 (Turner Bequest CCXXVII a 4). See also D20816 and D24847 (CCXXVII a 13, CCLX 11).
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 to this subsection.
Verso:
Blank, save for very slight ink offset, presumably from another drawing in this East Cowes sequence.

Matthew Imms
November 2015

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘East Cowes Castle from the South-East, across the Lawn 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-south-east-across-the-lawn-r1182667, accessed 20 May 2024.