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

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

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
East Cowes Castle from the South-East, Looking along the Lawn 1827
D20816
Turner Bequest CCXXVII a 13
Chalk, ink and pencil on blue wove paper, 195 x 142 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXXVII(a) 13’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The focus is one of the classical stone urns set round the formal lawn on the southern side of East Cowes Castle, with the arcade of the long conservatory running north-west to the towers of the main house beyond, and the smaller of its two conservatories terminating the vista at the left. Compare the view in Tate D20805 (Turner Bequest CCXXVII a 2), and the urn in D20839 (CCXXVII a 36).
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; inscribed in pencil ‘D20816’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
November 2015

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘East Cowes Castle from the South-East, Looking along 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-looking-along-the-lawn-r1182680, accessed 29 March 2020.