Joseph Mallord William Turner
A Standing Male Nude, with Right Arm Raised, Seen from Behind c.1796

Artwork details

Artist
Title
A Standing Male Nude, with Right Arm Raised, Seen from Behind
Date c.1796
Medium Chalk and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 514 x 349 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00202
Turner Bequest XVIII G
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Catalogue entry

The model takes up the classic pose of the executioner in pictures of, for example, the Beheading of St John the Baptist. See note to Tate D00204 (Turner Bequest XVIII I).
The sheet is irregular, with a red colour trial at the right. There is an offset of this drawing on Tate D00722 (Turner Bequest XXIX Q).
The verso is D40234.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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