Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sailing Boats with Figures

1827

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 74 x 100 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18087
Turner Bequest CCVII 51

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, two small sailing boats (or a single boat sketched twice), are shown laden with passengers, perhaps being ferried across a harbour. For more on studies in this sketchbook relating to the regatta events at Cowes from late July 1827 onwards, see the sketchbook Introduction.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

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