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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Yachts under Sail 1827

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Inside Front Cover:
Yachts under Sail 1827
Pencil on white wove paper, 192 x 112 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXVI’ top right, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned vertically, towards the outer edge Turner has made two swift sketches of yachts under sail, juxtaposed and possibly racing, with loose indications of the horizon and low coastal features. Below is a study of a separate craft in isolation, seen from the starboard side.
Compare folio 1 recto opposite (D20596). For more on studies in this sketchbook relating to the regatta events at Cowes from late July 1827 onwards, see the Introduction.
Technical notes:
There is a short tear in the paper at the top left along the edge of the leather flap forming a pencil-holder loop under this paste-down, where it has come away from the board beneath.

Matthew Imms
November 2015

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Yachts under Sail 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-r1183235, accessed 17 June 2024.