Joseph Mallord William Turner

Yachts under Sail; Figures and Shipping at Cowes

1827

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 100 × 74 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18129
Turner Bequest CCVII 72 a

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically one way, there are studies of yachts manoeuvring. The other way up is a group of figures against a background of masts, continued a little way across the gutter on folio 73 recto opposite (D18131), which also includes views at Cowes. For more on studies in this sketchbook relating to the regatta events there from late July 1827 onwards, see the sketchbook Introduction.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

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