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 x 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20717
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 74

Catalogue entry

The two drawings were made with the page turned vertically. The upper shows yachts sailing at speed in choppy waters, probably racing in the Solent; the lower scene is crowded but more sedate, and may be a harbour scene at Cowes. 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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