Joseph Mallord William Turner

Standing Nude with Raised Arms

?1835–40

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 184 x 72 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D27486
Turner Bequest CCLXXIX b 6

Catalogue entry

This is one of 32 red chalk academic nudes worked into this volume. See the sketchbook introduction for further explanation. This particular sketch has been connected to The Golden Bough landscape in oils in the Tate collection; N00371. 1
1
John Gage, J.M.W. Turner: ‘A Wonderful Range of Mind’, New Haven and London 1987, p.37.
Technical notes:
The page is stained by the glue used to fasten the crimson leather loops and corner details to the covers.
The upper right hand quadrant of the verso bears the counterproof of the drawing on folio 7 recto (D27487; Turner Bequest CCLXXIXb 7).

John Chu
February 2015

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