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: 74 x 100 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18081
Turner Bequest CCVII 48

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this schematic sketch is limited to a yacht seen head on to the left and schematic indications of the sails of three others, with no indications of their hulls, to the right. 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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