Joseph Mallord William Turner

Nude Figure

c.1830–1

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 94 x 74 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25527
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 2 a

Catalogue entry

Turner’s second figure study in this sketchbook shows a female figure from the back with her left arm raised, and may be the opposite view to the sketch on folio 1 verso (D25525). The same pose is adopted in a more assured third figure study on folio 3 verso (D25529).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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