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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Yacht Passing Shipping at Anchor 1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
A Yacht Passing Shipping at Anchor 1827
Turner Bequest CCVII 8
Pencil on white wove paper, 74 x 100 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘8’ top left, upside down
Stamped in black ‘CCVII – 8’ top left, upside down
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this study shows ships at anchor, with a large yacht passing in front to the left, comparable with the one towards the left of the painting East Cowes Castle, the Seat of J. Nash, Esq.; the Regatta Starting for their Moorings, exhibited in at the Royal Academy in 1828 (Victoria and Albert Museum, London).1 For more on studies in this sketchbook relating to the regatta events at Cowes from late July 1827 onwards, see the sketchbook Introduction.
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.150–1 no.243, pl.247 (colour).
Blank, apart from pencil offsetting from the heavily worked drawing on folio 9 recto opposite (D18005).

Matthew Imms
December 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Yacht Passing Shipping at Anchor 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-yacht-passing-shipping-at-anchor-r1183492, accessed 18 May 2024.