Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Lower Half of a Running Figure, with Part of a Kneeling Figure

c.1799–1805

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 433 x 272 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05071
Turner Bequest LXXXI 169

Catalogue entry

One of the two fragments here is blank. The other contains parts of figures, drawn with the page turned horizontally, which seem to relate to a historical, possibly Biblical subject. The left hand figure, of which only the legs and some drapery are preserved, almost replicates the pose of the running angel on folio 85 recto (D05069; Turner Bequest LXXXI 167).
Technical notes:
The two fragments, together comprising about a quarter of the area of the original leaf, have been set within a sheet of modern blue paper.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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