Joseph Mallord William Turner

?A Dark Interior or Curtained Bed

c.1834–6

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 101 × 77 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28814
Turner Bequest CCXCI b 22 a

Catalogue entry

This very roughly washed page suggests the dark space between the curtains of a bed, as on many adjacent pages, but the presence of a figure or figures within cannot confidently be suggested in this case.
For a discussion of the improvisatory and often erotic nature of the watercolour studies making up most of this sketchbook, see the Introduction.

Matthew Imms
May 2014

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