Joseph Mallord William Turner (British, 1775-1851)
East Cowes Castle: the Regatta Starting for Their Moorings, 1827-1828
Oil on canvas
36 x 48 ½ in. (91.4 x 123.2 cm)


This is one of two paintings of the Royal Yacht Club races at the Isle of Wight. They were painted for the architect John Nash. He lived in East Cowes Castle, which can be seen in the background. The critic John Ruskin believed this to be ‘one of the highest pieces of intellectual art existing.’


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