Joseph Mallord William Turner

Yachts and Other Boats 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
D20691
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 59 a

Catalogue entry

The four successive drawings here were made with the page turned vertically. They show racing yachts, some of considerable size, manoeuvring among smaller sailing boats and moored boats marking a racing course. The top drawing also includes slight indications of clouds. The brief note, apparently a single word, between the lower two drawings is effectively illegible. 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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