Joseph Mallord William Turner

Boats Sailing; a Study of Masts and Flags

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: 74 x 100 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18017
Turner Bequest CCVII 15

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, at the top is a sequence of boats sailing to the left, while below is an isolated study of three masts with flags or bunting flying. 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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