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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Yachts and Other Boats under Sail 1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 62 Verso:
Yachts and Other Boats under Sail 1827
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 59a
Pencil on white wove paper, 192 x 112 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[...]’ bottom centre on sail
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The four successive drawings here were made with the page turned vertically. They show racing yachts, some of considerable size, manoeuvring among smaller sailing boats and moored boats marking a racing course. The top drawing also includes slight indications of clouds. The brief note, apparently a single word, between the lower two drawings is effectively illegible. 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, ‘Yachts and Other Boats under Sail 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-yachts-and-other-boats-under-sail-r1183333, accessed 13 July 2020.