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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Yachts under Sail; Figures and Shipping at Cowes 1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 72 Verso:
Yachts under Sail; Figures and Shipping at Cowes 1827
D18129
Turner Bequest CCVII 72a
Pencil on white wove paper, 100 x 74 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned vertically one way, there are studies of yachts manoeuvring. The other way up is a group of figures against a background of masts, continued a little way across the gutter on folio 73 recto opposite (D18131), which also includes views at Cowes. For more on studies in this sketchbook relating to the regatta events there from late July 1827 onwards, see the sketchbook Introduction.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Yachts under Sail; Figures and Shipping at Cowes 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-under-sail-figures-and-shipping-at-cowes-r1183617, accessed 04 August 2021.