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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner East Cowes Castle from the South-East, with the Mouth of the River Medina and Cowes Beyond by the New Moon 1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
East Cowes Castle from the South-East, with the Mouth of the River Medina and Cowes Beyond by the New Moon 1827
D20824
Turner Bequest CCXXVII a 21
Chalk and ink on blue wove paper, 139 x 192 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed in red ink ‘21’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXXVII(a) 21’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg ignored the immediate topography, somewhat poetically dubbing the subject ‘Moonrise’,1 apparently associating the view with another made nearer to East Cowes Castle, which he called ‘The sun setting over the Solent’2 (Tate D20823; Turner Bequest CCXXVII a 20). Similar views are noted under D20804 (CCXXVII a 1).
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, where other moonlit views are noted, including one other with a new moon (D20811; CCXXVII a 8).
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.701.
2
Ibid.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
November 2015

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘East Cowes Castle from the South-East, with the Mouth of the River Medina and Cowes Beyond by the New Moon 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-with-the-mouth-of-the-r1182687, accessed 18 May 2024.