Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Standing Male Nude with Arms Extended

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
D04914
Turner Bequest LXXXI 13

Catalogue entry

Like the academy study on folio 6 recto (D04912; Turner Bequest LXXXI 11) and the slight sketch on folio 11 recto (D04922; Turner Bequest LXXXI 21), this drawing was executed in white chalk alone. Other academy studies of the male nude are on folios 5 recto, 9 recto and 10 recto (D04910, D04918, D04920; Turner Bequest LXXXI 9, 17, 19), while studies of a supine male nude related to Turner’s ideas for historical subjects to be realised as oil paintings are on D04922 (already mentioned), and folios 12 recto, 13 recto and 16 recto (D04924, D04926, D04932; Turner Bequest LXXXI 23, 25, 31).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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