Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Prone Female Nude

c.1799–1800

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 135 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04019
Turner Bequest LXIX 25

Catalogue entry

This is apparently the same figure as that drawn on folio 24 recto (D04018), though it is somewhat more worked up. It appears to relate to the partly draped dead woman on the right of the Biblical painting The Fifth Plague of Egypt, exhibited in 1800 (Indianapolis Museum of Art).1
1
Butlin and Joll 1984, pp.10–12 no.13, pl.10 (colour).
Verso:
Blank; offset from folio 26 recto opposite (D04020).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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