Joseph Mallord William Turner

Yachts off Cowes Castle

1827

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 x 192 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20648
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 31 a

Catalogue entry

The view is south-east from the Solent, with the shore below Cowes Castle (see under folio 72 verso; D20708; Turner Bequest CCXXVI 69a) in the foreground and the East Cowes headland outlined beyond. Above is a separate study of yachts and a moored sailing boat. 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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