Joseph Mallord William Turner

Yachts under Sail

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
D18044
Turner Bequest CCVII 29

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, there are two studies here. At the top four yachts pass a boat flying a large flag, which appears to be moored as a racing course marker. Below is a very rapid, slight sketch of several craft. 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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