Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Seated Male Nude with Raised Right Arm, Seen from Behind

c.1798–9

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 216 x 140 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01821
Turner Bequest XLIII 5

Catalogue entry

Another view of the model in this pose is on the following page, folio 6 recto (D01822; Turner Bequest XLIII 6); it makes clear that the right hand is grasping a staff, which supports the right arm. This is one of a sequence of life studies between folios 1 recto and 14 recto (D01816–D01826, D01828, D01829; Turner Bequest XLIII 2, 3, 3a, 4–7, 1, 8–10, 12, 13).
Verso:
Blank, prepared with a red-brown ground.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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