Joseph Mallord William Turner

Yachts under Sail off East Cowes

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
D20718
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 74 a

Catalogue entry

These four drawings were made with the page turned vertically, the one nearest the gutter being inverted relative to the others. They all show yachts under sail, and perhaps racing in the top view. The third includes the profile of what is probably the headland at East Cowes, seen to the east across the mouth of the River Medina. 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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