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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Shipping Moored ?off Cowes or East Cowes 1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Shipping Moored ?off Cowes or East Cowes 1827
D20875
Turner Bequest CCXXVIII 15
Gouache and pencil on blue wove paper, 141 x 195 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram below right of centre
Stamped in black ‘CCCCVIII 15’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is among dozens of blue paper studies presumably made in connection with the Cowes Regatta events in the late summer of 1827; see the Introduction to this subsection for other generic harbour and coastal scenes. The waterfront highlighted here may be at Cowes or East Cowes, both of which have seen much development, with boats moored on the River Medina.
As noted in the Introduction, the present work and thirty-four other sheets were recorded in Finberg’s 1909 Inventory as unmounted, and ‘formed part of [a] parcel’ labelled by John Ruskin ‘O. 232. Chalk scrawls on grey. Rubbish.’1
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Finberg 1909, II, p.702.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in pencil ‘232 | O’ top left, upside down; inscribed in pencil ‘CCXXVIII . 15’ bottom right.

Matthew Imms
November 2015

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Shipping Moored ?off Cowes or East Cowes 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-shipping-moored-off-cowes-or-east-cowes-r1183407, accessed 07 December 2021.