Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Group of Figures ?Engaged in Sexual Activity

c.1810

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18496
Turner Bequest CCX a 15

Catalogue entry

As discussed in the introduction, most of the drawings in this book are rapid figure studies, many of which are explicitly erotic; others may be similar in intent, but are difficult to make out. Here there appear to be a naked, reclining woman at the centre with a man kneeling over her and the suggestions of another couple beyond to the left.
Verso:
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Matthew Imms
January 2012

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