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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Newport, Isle of Wight, with Carisbrooke Castle in the Distance 1795

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 45 Recto:
Newport, Isle of Wight, with Carisbrooke Castle in the Distance 1795
D00452
Turner Bequest XXIV 44
Pencil on white wove paper, 204 x 264 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Newport’ bottom centre
Stamped in black ‘XXIV 44’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
When Turner returned to Newport after his tour of the island he probably had time while waiting for the boat back to Southampton to draw in the town, an activity he seems to have postponed when he first arrived. This is the view of the town seen by the visitor arriving along the Medina, navigable to this point, from Cowes. Carisbrooke Castle is visible in the distance.
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Newport, Isle of Wight, with Carisbrooke Castle in the Distance 1795 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-newport-isle-of-wight-with-carisbrooke-castle-in-the-r1141030, accessed 17 October 2019.