Joseph Mallord William Turner

Yachts off Cowes, with East Cowes Castle Beyond

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
D20712
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 71 a

Catalogue entry

These rapid studies in three bands are inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation. They show moored sailing boats and yachts under way at the mouth of the River Medina of Cowes, with East Cowes Castle (see under folio 1 verso; D20597) lightly indicated on the horizon to the south-east in the upper view. 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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