Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. For Turner’s picture, The Unpaid Bill, or the Dentist Reproving his Son’s Prodigality (collection of the Schindler Family),1 and related drawings in this sketchbook, see comment to folio 77 recto (D06486; Turner Bequest XCIX 73). Although not hitherto identified as such, these sketches are also related, showing three alternative ideas for the dentist’s wife. At left, she is shown standing and turned away to the left; at centre, half-length to right, perhaps seated; and at right her head and shoulders appear as in the picture, turned slightly to left with her chin resting on her hand. In the picture she is seated.
Butlin and Joll 1984, pp.61–2 no.81 (pl.91).