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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Boats Sailing; a Study of Masts and Flags 1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 15 Recto:
Boats Sailing; a Study of Masts and Flags 1827
D18017
Turner Bequest CCVII 15
Pencil on white wove paper, 74 x 100 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘15’ top left, upside down
Stamped in black ‘CCVII – 15’ top left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, at the top is a sequence of boats sailing to the left, while below is an isolated study of three masts with flags or bunting flying. 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

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Boats Sailing; a Study of Masts and Flags 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-boats-sailing-a-study-of-masts-and-flags-r1183505, accessed 25 January 2022.