Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Standing Female Nude with Raised Right Arm, Seen from Behind

c.1799–1805

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 436 x 271 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04916
Turner Bequest LXXXI 15

Catalogue entry

This study may show a model posed as the mythical princess Andromeda chained to the rock; compare a similar subject in the Academical sketchbook (Tate D01819, D01820; Turner Bequest XLIII 3a, 4). The subject is strikingly similar to a drawing by Thomas Stothard (1755–1834) in the Royal Academy collection (RA 05/3071); Stothard was a visitor at the Life Class in 1799, 1800, 1803 and 1804, in any of which years this drawing might have been made. See also folio 5 recto (D04910; Turner Bequest LXXXI 9).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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