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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Yachts under Sail off East Cowes Castle 1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 78 Verso:
Yachts under Sail off East Cowes Castle 1827
D20720
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 75a
Pencil on white wove paper, 192 x 112 mm
Partial watermark ‘R Bar | 18’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
These drawings were made in three bands with the page turned vertically. They show yachts under sail, and possibly racing at some speed in the upper two. In the calmer view at the bottom, East Cowes appears to be loosely indicated in the background above the River Medina, with East Cowes Castle (see under folio 1 verso; D20597) on the skyline to the south-east on the right. 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 under Sail off East 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-under-sail-off-east-cowes-castle-r1183362, accessed 28 October 2020.