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Made with the page turned horizontally, this is a slight outline study of the same figure as on folio 11 recto (D04922; Turner Bequest LXXXI 21); and see also folio 16 recto (D04932; Turner Bequest LXXXI 31). Turner may have derived the idea of this pose from a similar figure in a painting by Richard Wilson (1713–1782), The Destruction of the Children of Niobe (Yale Center for British Art, New Haven), exhibited at the Society of Artists in 1760. It was well–known through an engraving by William Woollett, published by John Boydell in 1761.
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