Joseph Mallord William Turner

Yachts under Sail; Flags

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
D20713
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 72

Catalogue entry

The drawing is inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, and shows two yachts under way beyond a moored sailing boat, with large flags flying from boats in the distance. There are separate notes of two flags and colours at the top right. 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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