Joseph Mallord William Turner

Yachts under Sail; Studies of Sailing Boats

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: 100 x 74 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18039
Turner Bequest CCVII 26 a

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, at the top is a scene of yachts manoeuvring under sail. Below, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, is a study of the bows of a sailing boat, apparently superimposed on another slight sketch. For more on studies in this sketchbook relating to the regatta events at Cowes from late July 1827 onwards, see the sketchbook Introduction.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

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