Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of a Supine Female Nude, with Drapery over her Head

1799

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 79 x 130 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02171
Turner Bequest XLVI 117 a

Catalogue entry

This horizontal study was perhaps drawn from the same model as that on folio 116 verso (D02169), and also related to the 1800 painting The Fifth Plague of Egypt (Indianapolis Museum of Art).1

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.10–12 no.13, pl.10 (colour).

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