Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Nude Woman, Perhaps with Drapery

c.1830

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 110 x 68 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22324
Turner Bequest CCXL 1 a

Catalogue entry

As Ian Warrell notes, it is unclear whether this slight study of a standing female nude and another on folio 70 verso (D22458) are ‘formal or more improvised studies’.1 There is a perhaps related inscription above another figure drawing on folio 72 recto (D22461). See also the possibly erotic sketch on folio 2 verso (D22326). There are further figure studies on folios 7 recto, 12 recto and verso, 70 recto, 71 recto and 72 verso (D22333, D22341, D22342, D22457, D22459, D22462).
The partly legible inscription possibly relates to the financial notes on the recto (D22323).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

1
Warrell 2003, p.23.

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