Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Dancing Female Figure; a Group of Three Figures Lifting a Fourth from the Ground; a Male Figure with Outstretched Arms

1799

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 79 x 130 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02161
Turner Bequest XLVI 112 a

Catalogue entry

Made with the page turned horizontally, these studies presumably relate to the ideas for historical subjects that Turner was mulling over in the years around the turn of the century; see for example folios 59 verso and 60 recto (D02088, D02089).
Technical notes:
The bottom left corner of the leaf has been torn away and made up.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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