Joseph Mallord William Turner

Figures ?Engaged in Sexual Activity

c.1810

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18499
Turner Bequest CCX a 18

Catalogue entry

As discussed in the introduction, most of the drawings in this book are rapid figure studies, many of which are explicitly erotic; others may be similar in intent. Here there is a sense of two groups or couples entwined with the occasional arm or head fragmentarily indicated.
Verso:
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Matthew Imms
January 2012

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