Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Supine Nude Woman with Arms Extended

c.1799–1802

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Medium
Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 135 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04020
Turner Bequest LXIX 26

Catalogue entry

Made with the page turned horizontally, this is possibly, like the drawings on folios 24 recto and 25 recto (D04018, D04019), related to the Biblical painting of The Fifth Plague of Egypt, (Indianapolis Museum of Art)1 or perhaps a study made in connection with The Destruction of Sodom of about 1805 (Tate N00474).2
1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.10–12 no.13, pl.10 (colour).
2
Ibid., p.44 no.56, pl.66.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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