Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Seated Female Nude Wearing a Turban

1796–7

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 93 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01136
Turner Bequest XXXVII 19

Catalogue entry

The drawing was probably made at the Life Class of the Academy Schools, where women were sometimes used as models, and which Turner continued to visit throughout this decade (see the ‘Royal Academy c.1789–99’ section of the present catalogue).

Andrew Wilton
September 2012

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