Joseph Mallord William Turner

Yachts Passing Anchored Ships

1827

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 100 x 74 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18047
Turner Bequest CCVII 30 a

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, at the top is a scene of yachts passing a ship moored towards the left, and a larger one on the right, bedecked with bunting or flags. Below are two slight studies of yachts under sail. For more on studies in this sketchbook relating to the regatta events at Cowes from late July 1827 onwards, see the sketchbook Introduction.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

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