Joseph Mallord William Turner

Figures in and around Rowing Boats

1827

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 × 192 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20659
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 38 a

Catalogue entry

Some of these studies are inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, and others made with the page turned vertically. They show figures including women in prominent bonnets in and around rowing boats. They may be spectators at Cowes Regatta from late July 1827 onwards or related events. These are among many such coastal and nautical studies in this sketchbook, presumably made in the vicinity of Cowes as discussed in the Introduction. For others of spectators see under folio 13 recto (D20615; Turner Bequest CCXXVI 12).

Matthew Imms
November 2015

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