Joseph Mallord William Turner

Studies of Yachts under Sail

1827

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 192 × 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20695
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 61 a

Catalogue entry

These three drawings were made with the page turned vertically. The upper two show yachts at speed, possibly racing, whereas the bottom view is more sedate, with figures and rowing boats on or just off the shore. 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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