Joseph Mallord William Turner

Yachts under Sail

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
D18021
Turner Bequest CCVII 17 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, these rapid studies show a group of yachts at the top, perhaps racing, with billowing sails, and two further studies of sails alone below. 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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