Joseph Mallord William Turner

Yachts Sailing in the Solent

1827

Not on display

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
D20723
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 77

Catalogue entry

Yachts are shown manoeuvring in choppy seas close to moored boats. It is unclear whether the figures on the left are in a rowing boat or on the shore, probably at Cowes. The coastline lightly indicated on the left may be the Hampshire mainland, north across the Solent from the Isle of Wight. 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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