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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Head and Left Arm of a Female Nude 1809

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Recto:
Head and Left Arm of a Female Nude 1809
D07862
Turner Bequest CXIII 6
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 83 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘6’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXIII 6’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
See Introduction to the sketchbook for its various drawings of the female nude. This is a slight outline of the head and arm of the same figure as appears in a more finished study on folio 5 (D07861).

David Blayney Brown
July 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Head and Left Arm of a Female Nude 1809 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2009, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-head-and-left-arm-of-a-female-nude-r1135817, accessed 26 October 2014.