Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Standing Female Nude, Seen from Behind c.1799–1805
Turner Bequest LXXXI 3
Black and white chalks on blue laid paper, 436 x 271 mm
Watermarks ‘1794’ and Strasburg lily
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘3’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXXI–3’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.213 LXXXI 3 (as ‘Academy study: Back view of nude standing female’ 1800–5).
This is an unfinished study, perhaps showing the same model as in the drawing on folio 8 recto (D04916
; Turner Bequest LXXXI 15).
How to cite
Andrew Wilton, ‘A Standing Female Nude, Seen from Behind c.1799–1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-standing-female-nude-seen-from-behind-r1178108, accessed 22 June 2018.