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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Yachts under Sail, Perhaps Racing 1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 18 Recto:
Yachts under Sail, Perhaps Racing 1827
D20622
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 17
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 192 mm
Partial watermark ‘R Bar | 18’
Stamped in black ‘CCXXVI – 17’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is one of many such coastal and nautical studies in this sketchbook, presumably relating to the regatta events at Cowes from late July 1827 onwards, as discussed in the Introduction. It appears less diagrammatic and more pictorial than most, with a sense of an overall composition and dynamism as the yachts approach.

Matthew Imms
November 2015

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Yachts under Sail, Perhaps Racing 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-perhaps-racing-r1183263, accessed 24 May 2024.