Joseph Mallord William Turner

Yachts under Sail

1827

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 192 × 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20692
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 60

Catalogue entry

The three studies here were made with the page turned vertically. Yachts are shown manoeuvring in close proximity, with colour notes of the red, white and blue stripes of two prominent flags at the top right. 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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