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
D18092
Turner Bequest CCVII 53 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this rapid, schematic sketch shows the sails of two or more yachts, which are possibly racing. 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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