Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Seated Male Nude, Seen from the Side

c.1799–1805

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 436 x 271 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04918
Turner Bequest LXXXI 17

Catalogue entry

Other academy studies of the male nude are on folios 5 recto, 6 recto, 7 recto and 10 recto (D04910, D04912, D04914, D04920; Turner Bequest LXXXI 9, 11, 13, 19). Studies of a supine male nude related to Turner’s ideas for historical subjects to be realised as oil paintings are on folios 11 recto, 12 recto, 13 recto and 16 recto (D04922, D04924, D04926, D04932; Turner Bequest LXXXI 21, 23, 25, 31).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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