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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Yachts off Cowes Castle 1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 32 Verso:
Yachts off Cowes Castle 1827
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 31a
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 192 mm
Partial watermark ‘nard | 20’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The view is south-east from the Solent, with the shore below Cowes Castle (see under folio 72 verso; D20708; Turner Bequest CCXXVI 69a) in the foreground and the East Cowes headland outlined beyond. Above is a separate study of yachts and a moored sailing 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, ‘Yachts off Cowes Castle 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-off-cowes-castle-r1183289, accessed 22 September 2021.