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 83 Recto:
Yachts under Sail 1827
Turner Bequest CCXXVI 79
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 192 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXVI – 79’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Two similar yachts are shown manoeuvring at speed, and 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-r1183371, accessed 27 June 2022.