Joseph Mallord William TurnerStudy of a Seated Female Figure c.1826-7

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Artist
Title
Study of a Seated Female Figure
Date c.1826-7
MediumGraphite on paper
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D41487
Turner Bequest CCLXXX 164 v
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Study of a Seated Female Figure circa 1826–7
D41487
Turner Bequest CCLXXX 164v
Pencil on white wove paper, 242 x 297 mm
Inscribed by unknown hands in pencil ‘20’ bottom left, inverted and ‘NG’ (underlined) along bottom, inverted. Also ‘12 b’ centre inverted and ‘CCLXXX.164’ bottom centre, inverted
Stamped in black ‘CCLXXX 164’ centre, inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner drew this unfinished pencil sketch of a seated female figure on the verso of Banditti, a vignette for Rogers Italy (see Tate D27681; Turner Bequest CCLXXX 164). The drawing may be a preliminary study for the woman who appears in the lower left of the vignette. However, it is also possible that the two drawings are unrelated.

Meredith Gamer
August 2006

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