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
Folio 82 Recto:
Yachts under Sail 1827
D20725
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 78
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 192 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXVI – 78’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Three yachts are seen turning to starboard from astern, possibly racing. 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 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-r1183369, accessed 19 January 2022.