Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Nude Man Supporting a Fainting Figure

c.1799–1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 210 x 135 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04075
Turner Bequest LXIX 66

Catalogue entry

Finberg suggests a Biblical Plague subject,1 but this group appears to relate to the figures on the right-hand side of the painting The Deluge, thought to have been exhibited in 1805 (Tate N00493),2 as noted by Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll.3

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
See Finberg 1909, I, p.172.
2
Butlin and Joll 1984, pp.43–4 no.55, pl.65 (colour).
3
See ibid., p.44.

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