Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Woman, Semi-Draped, Reclining on her Side, Head Resting on her Right Arm, Left Hand Between her Legs

c.1800–7

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 172 x 119 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05184
Turner Bequest LXXXIV 14 a

Catalogue entry

Ian Warrell notes that here ‘the model’s hand seems to caress her vagina’ and suggests this as possible grounds for Turner’s Executors ‘suppressing’ this sketchbook by omitting it from their Schedule of his estate; see also Introduction to the sketchbook.

David Blayney Brown
November 2004

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