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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Sailing Boats in Harbour Including One Careened, with Figures and a Block and Tackle 1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 15 Verso:
Sailing Boats in Harbour Including One Careened, with Figures and a Block and Tackle 1827
D20618
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 14a
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 192 mm
Partial watermark ‘R Bar | 18’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The drawing is inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation. In varying degrees of detail it shows sailing boats, with a hull heeled over or careened on its starboard side at the centre, and figures apparently gathered around a block and tackle attached to the top of the consequently near-horizontal mast on the left. Compare details on folio 37 recto (D20653; Turner Bequest CCXXVI 35).
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, ‘Sailing Boats in Harbour Including One Careened, with Figures and a Block and Tackle 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-sailing-boats-in-harbour-including-one-careened-with-figures-r1183259, accessed 08 December 2021.