Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Seated Woman

c.1816

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 95 x 155 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10536
Turner Bequest CXL 65

Catalogue entry

The image is inverted, according to the current foliation of the sketchbook.
This is a study for a seated figure lower left of centre in the Decline of the Carthaginian Empire (Tate N00499)1 exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1817, for which there are various drawings and related drafts of verse in this sketchbook; see notes to folio 4 (D10416).

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed. 1984, pp.100–1 no.135 (pl.137).

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