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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Yachts near a Larger Vessel 1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 16 Recto:
Yachts near a Larger Vessel 1827
D18019
Turner Bequest CCVII 16
Pencil on white wove paper, 74 x 100 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘16’ top left, upside down
Stamped in black ‘CCVII – 16’ top left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this quick sketch shows the sails of at least four yachts, with looser strokes apparently indicating the masts and sails of a ship to the left. For more on studies in this sketchbook relating to the regatta events at Cowes from late July 1827 onwards, see the sketchbook Introduction.
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Matthew Imms
December 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Yachts near a Larger Vessel 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-yachts-near-a-larger-vessel-r1183507, accessed 25 January 2022.