Joseph Mallord William Turner

?A Standing Woman

1830

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 110 × 68 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22462
Turner Bequest CCXL 72 a

Catalogue entry

As with the clearer drawing on the recto (D22461), this appears to be a single standing female figure, but the outline here is slight and disrupted by offsetting. For other figure studies in this sketchbook, see under folio 1 verso (D22324).
Technical notes:
There is heavy offsetting from the paste-down and staining from the leather overlaps beneath it inside the back cover opposite (D41057).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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