Joseph Mallord William Turner

Yachts and a Rowing Boat in Cowes Harbour

1827

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 x 192 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20722
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 76 a

Catalogue entry

Beyond the cursorily indicated shore and rowing boat with figures in the foreground, yachts are shown moored and under way at the mouth of the River Medina off Cowes, with the East Cowes headland on the right to the east. 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

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