Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Figure in a Sailing Boat; a Sailing Boat; an Interior with Figures, Possibly in a London Hall or Church

1827

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 100 × 74 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17994
Turner Bequest CCVII 2 a

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, at the top is a slight study of a silhouetted figure in a sailing boat, possibly with an oar extended into the water. At the centre right is the outline of a boat under sail, seen from the front. For more on studies in this sketchbook relating to the regatta events at Cowes from late July 1827 onwards, see the sketchbook Introduction.
At the gutter is a slight continuation from the horizontal view of an interior on folio 3 recto opposite (D17995).

Matthew Imms
December 2014

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