Joseph Mallord William Turner

Full-length Study of the Fighting Gladiator

c.1791

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk, gouache and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 383 x 246 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00069
Turner Bequest V Q

Catalogue entry

This is a somewhat more accomplished attempt at the subject of the Borghese Gladiator, for which see Tate D00070 (Turner Bequest V R).
Verso:
Blank, except for an offset of the upper half of a study of the cast of a nude male figure, apparently that of the Fighting Gladiator on Tate D00071 (Turner Bequest V S).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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