Joseph Mallord William Turner Full-length Study of the Fighting Gladiator c.1791

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Full-length Study of the Fighting Gladiator
Date c.1791
Medium Chalk, gouache and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 383 x 246 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00069
Turner Bequest V Q
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Catalogue entry

This is a somewhat more accomplished attempt at the subject of the Borghese Gladiator, for which see Tate D00070 (Turner Bequest V R).
Verso:
Blank, except for an offset of the upper half of a study of the cast of a nude male figure, apparently that of the Fighting Gladiator on Tate D00071 (Turner Bequest V S).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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