Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Yachts Racing; East Cowes: The Headland and Castle

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 × 74 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18029
Turner Bequest CCVII 21 a

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, the main subject seems to be yachts racing, seen from astern. At right-angles to them is the profile of the East Cowes headland, which continues across folio 22 recto opposite, where East Cowes Castle and Cowes Castle are seen from the west. 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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