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East Cowes Castle, the Seat of J. Nash, Esq., the Regatta Beating to Windward



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oil paintcanvaspainting

Artwork Details

Creation Date
oil on canvas
Object Types
paintings, oil paintings

35-1/2 x 47-1/2 in. (canvas) 47-1/4 x 59-1/8 x 4-3/4 in. (framed)

Accession Number
Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Noyes

Public Domain

European Painting and Sculpture 1800-1945

Color Palette

Commissioned by John Nash [1752-1835], owner of East Cowes Castle, Isle of Wight; Sale at (Christie’s, London) in 1835;{1} (Tiffin, London, England).{2} E. W. [Edward Wilson] Parker [died 1932], Skirwith Abbey, Cumberland; Sale at (Christie's, London) in 1909;{3} bought jointly by Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, and M. Knoedler & Co.{4} Possibly W.[William] G. Warden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvanie.{5} M. C. D. [Matthew Chalaver Durfee] Borden [1842-1912], Philadelphia; Sale at (American Art Association, New York, New York) in 1913;{6} bought by W. W. Seaman, agent; Colonel Ambrose Monell [1873-1921].{7} Mrs. Harrison Williams [1897-1983], New York.{8} (Max Safron Galleries, St. Louis, Missouri);{9} purchased by Nicholas H. and Marguerite Lilly Noyes, Indianapolis, Indiana, by 1955;{10} given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1971 (71.32). {1} Christie's, London, A catalogue of the collection of chiefly modern pictures of that eminent architect John Nash, Esq., deceased, 11 July 1835, lot 88. {2} See Martin Butler and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, New Haven and London, 2 volumes, 1977, catalogue no. 242, who note that Tiffin was a dealer, possibly serving as agent. {3} Christie's, London, Catalogue of Ancient & Modern Pictures…Four Important Pictures, the property of E.W. Parker, Esq., J.P. of Skirwith Abbey, Cumberland,…2 July 1909, lot 100 (illustration). {4} The purchase by Agnew’s is recorded in “Sale of Important Pictures,” Times [London], 3 July 1909. For the joint purchase with Knoedler, see Butler and Joll, catalogue no. 242. {5} See Butler and Joll, catalogue no. 242. This has not been verified. {6} American Art Association, New York, Illustrated catalogue of the Notable Paintings by Great Masters belonging to the Estate of the Late M. C. D. Borden, Esq…,13-14 February 1913, lot. 29 (illustrated). {7} See Butler and Joll, catalogue no. 242. This has not been verified. {8} See Butler and Joll, catalogue no. 242. This has not been verified. {9} A black/white photograph of this painting appears in one of the albums of photographs of the Max Safron Collection, St. Louis Art Museum Archives. See IMA Provenance File (71.32). {10} The painting was included in an exhibition at the John Herron Art Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana (now the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields), Turner in America, 12 November - 25 December 1955, catalogue no. 23 (illustration).

Exhibition Name



Turner and the Sea

Peabody Essex Museum

May 31, 2014 - September 1, 2014

Turner and the Sea

National Maritime Museum

November 21, 2013 - April 21, 2014

J.M.W. Turner

Dallas Museum of Art

February 10, 2008 - May 18, 2008

Joseph Mallord William Turner

Kunsthaus Zürich

February 1, 2002 - May 26, 2002

Joseph Mallord William Turner

Museum Folkwang

September 15, 2001 - January 6, 2002

J.M.W. Turner

National Gallery of Victoria

June 27, 1996 - September 10, 1996

J.M.W. Turner

March 16, 1996 - June 10, 1996

A Shared Heritage: Art by Four African Americans

Indianapolis Museum of Art

February 24, 1996 - April 2, 1996


Indianapolis Museum of Art

September 2, 1995 - October 29, 1995

Glorious Nature: British Landscape Painting 1750 - 1850

Denver Art Museum

December 11, 1993 - February 6, 1994

Turner Exhibition in Japan

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

October 15, 1986 - November 24, 1986

Turner Exhibition in Japan

The National Museum of Western Art

August 16, 1986 - October 5, 1986

J.M.W. Turner Retrospective

Musée du Louvre

October 14, 1983 - January 16, 1984

Key Acquisitions Since 1970 Part II: Prints, Drawings, & Western Paintings

Indianapolis Museum of Art

October 21, 1980 - November 30, 1980

Turner Bicentenary Exhibituion

The Royal Academy of Arts London

November 16, 1974 - March 2, 1975

New Treasures: Five Year Retrospective

Indianapolis Museum of Art

October 18, 1972 - December 10, 1972

Turner in America

John Herron Art Institute and Museum

November 12, 1955 - December 25, 1955

Exhibition of the Royal Academy

1828 - Date Unknown

Exhibition of Old Masters

1953 - Date Unknown

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