Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of a Seated Female Figure

c.1826–7

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D41487
Turner Bequest CCLXXX 164 v

Catalogue entry

Turner drew this unfinished pencil sketch of a seated female figure on the verso of Banditti, a vignette for Rogers Italy (see Tate D27681; Turner Bequest CCLXXX 164). The drawing may be a preliminary study for the woman who appears in the lower left of the vignette. However, it is also possible that the two drawings are unrelated.

Meredith Gamer
August 2006

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