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 18 Verso:
Yachts under Sail 1827
D18023
Turner Bequest CCVII 18a
Pencil on white wove paper, 74 x 100 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
At the top is a small, calligraphic study of a group of vessels, with a second larger study of the same subject below. The billowing sails perhaps suggest racing; the yachts on folio 19 recto opposite (D18024) seem to have been observed on the same occasion, and are perhaps even the same craft. For more on studies in this sketchbook relating to the regatta events at Cowes from late July 1827 onwards, see the sketchbook Introduction.

Matthew Imms
December 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Yachts under Sail 1827 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2014, 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-r1183511, accessed 28 September 2021.