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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Vessels at the Mouth of the River Medina, with Cowes Castle and East Cowes Castle Beyond, from the Solent 1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 18 Verso:
Vessels at the Mouth of the River Medina, with Cowes Castle and East Cowes Castle Beyond, from the Solent 1827
D20623
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 17a
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 192 mm
Partial watermark ‘R Bar | 18’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The drawing is inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation. The viewpoint is from some way out in the Solent, looking south to the entrance of the River Medina, with Cowes Castle outlined on the right (see under folio 72 verso; D20708; Turner Bequest CCXXVI 69a), and East Cowes Castle on the skyline to the left of centre (see under folio 1 verso; D20597). The moored boat flying a prominent flag may mark a racing course. For more on studies in this sketchbook relating to the regatta events at Cowes from late July 1827 onwards, see the Introduction.

Matthew Imms
November 2015

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Vessels at the Mouth of the River Medina, with Cowes Castle and East Cowes Castle Beyond, from the Solent 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-vessels-at-the-mouth-of-the-river-medina-with-cowes-castle-r1183264, accessed 28 January 2022.