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: 112 x 192 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20721
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 76

Catalogue entry

Large racing yachts and smaller craft are shown in relation to moored boats in choppy seas. 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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