Joseph Mallord William Turner

Yachts off Norris Castle and Cowes

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
D20679
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 52

Catalogue entry

The three drawings here were made with the page turned vertically. At the top yachts manoeuvre in open water; in the centre more are seen in the Solent north of Norris Castle (see under folio 40 recto; D20658; Turner Bequest CCXXVI 38), while the bottom view is effectively a continuation, looking south-west to Cowes. 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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