J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Standing Male Nude, with Right Arm Raised, Seen from Behind c.1796

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Standing Male Nude, with Right Arm Raised, Seen from Behind c.1796
D00202
Turner Bequest XVIII G
Black and white chalks and body colour on laid blue wrapping paper, 514 x 349 mm
Watermark ‘6’ or ‘9’
Inscribed in red ink ‘XVIII.G’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XVIII G’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The model takes up the classic pose of the executioner in pictures of, for example, the Beheading of St John the Baptist. See note to Tate D00204 (Turner Bequest XVIII I).
The sheet is irregular, with a red colour trial at the right. There is an offset of this drawing on Tate D00722 (Turner Bequest XXIX Q).
The verso is D40234.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Standing Male Nude, with Right Arm Raised, Seen from Behind c.1796 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, http://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-standing-male-nude-with-right-arm-raised-seen-from-behind-r1140219, accessed 17 April 2014.