Joseph Mallord William Turner

Yachts under Sail

1827

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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
D20716
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 73 a

Catalogue entry

The drawing, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, shows yachts manoeuvring, possibly with a larger moored vessel outlined beyond. 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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