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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Yachts under Sail off East Cowes 1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 77 Verso:
Yachts under Sail off East Cowes 1827
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 74a
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 four drawings were made with the page turned vertically, the one nearest the gutter being inverted relative to the others. They all show yachts under sail, and perhaps racing in the top view. The third includes the profile of what is probably the headland at East Cowes, seen to the east across the mouth of the River Medina. 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 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-r1183360, accessed 20 January 2022.