Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Head and Bare Shoulders of a Woman, Seen from Behind

c.1800–7

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 119 x 73 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05223
Turner Bequest LXXXIV 50

Catalogue entry

This very slight sketch is a beginning of the same pose drawn whole figure on folio 50 of the sketchbook (D05224).
Verso:
Blank, save for a slight offset of the nude woman dancing on folio 50 (D05224).

David Blayney Brown
November 2004

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