Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sailing Boats by the Shore

1827

In Tate Britain

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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
D18086
Turner Bequest CCVII 50 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, sailing boats are shown moored or beached with sails and a loose skyline of buildings or trees beyond. 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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