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: 192 x 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D20728
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 79 a

Catalogue entry

The drawing was made at the outer edge with the page turned vertically. Two yachts are shown in a heavy sea, the nearest passing or towing a rowing boat, with the masts of moored craft beyond. 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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