J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Boat under Sail 1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Verso:
A Boat under Sail 1827
Turner Bequest CCVII 3a
Pencil on white wove paper, 74 x 100 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The sailing boat shown in isolation in this study is loosely comparable with those on the left of the oil Sketch for ‘East Cowes Castle, the Regatta Beating to Windward’ No.2, of 1827 (Tate N01994).1 For more on drawings in this sketchbook relating to the regatta events at Cowes from late July 1827 onwards, see the sketchbook Introduction.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.160 no.261, pl.266 (colour).

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Boat under Sail 1827 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-boat-under-sail-r1183484, accessed 30 May 2024.