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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Figure in a Sailing Boat; a Sailing Boat; an Interior with Figures, Possibly in a London Hall or Church 1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Verso:
A Figure in a Sailing Boat; a Sailing Boat; an Interior with Figures, Possibly in a London Hall or Church 1827
D17994
Turner Bequest CCVII 2a
Pencil on white wove paper, 100 x 74 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned vertically, at the top is a slight study of a silhouetted figure in a sailing boat, possibly with an oar extended into the water. At the centre right is the outline of a boat under sail, seen from the front. For more on studies in this sketchbook relating to the regatta events at Cowes from late July 1827 onwards, see the sketchbook Introduction.
At the gutter is a slight continuation from the horizontal view of an interior on folio 3 recto opposite (D17995).

Matthew Imms
December 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Figure in a Sailing Boat; a Sailing Boat; an Interior with Figures, Possibly in a London Hall or Church 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-figure-in-a-sailing-boat-a-sailing-boat-an-interior-with-r1183482, accessed 25 January 2022.