Catalogue entry

274. [N05485] Seascape with a Yacht? c. 1825–30


Canvas, 19 3/4 × 26 (50 × 66)

Coll. Turner Bequest 1856 (164, one of 2 each 2'2" × 1'8" with No. 273; identified 1946 by chalk number on the back); transferred to the Tate Gallery 1947.

Lit. Davies 1946, pp. 159, 188.

The picture is more thinly and freely painted than those here dated to the later 1820s (e.g., Nos. 268 [N02001], 271–3 [N05491, N05521, N05499] and 327 [N05481]), but with its lack of drama and small size probably dates from much the same period.

There are some losses down the left-hand edge and particularly at the top corner. The picture has not yet been restored.

Published in:
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984