Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Group of Figures

c.1810

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18495
Turner Bequest CCX a 14

Catalogue entry

As discussed in the introduction, most of the drawings in this book are rapid figure studies, many of which are explicitly erotic; others may be similar in intent, but are difficult to make out, and may be of classical or biblical subjects. Here are a standing figure to the left, a seated one to the right and the fragmentary head and shoulders of another between them.
Verso:
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Matthew Imms
January 2012

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