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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Figures and Sailing Vessels 1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 12 Verso:
Figures and Sailing Vessels 1827
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 11a
Pencil on white wove paper, 192 x 112 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The drawings were made with the page turned vertically. At the top is a group of yachts manoeuvring in relation to one another and possibly racing. Below to the right is another in full sail seen from the port side, and at the centre two slight figures, possibly seated in a boat.
For more on studies in this sketchbook relating to the regatta events at Cowes from late July 1827 onwards, see the Introduction.

Matthew Imms
November 2015

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Figures and Sailing Vessels 1827 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2015, 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-figures-and-sailing-vessels-r1183255, accessed 17 June 2024.