Joseph Mallord William Turner

Yachts Sailing

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
D20724
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 77 a

Catalogue entry

The drawing is inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation. Four yachts are seen in full sail, manoeuvring in choppy water and probably racing. 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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