J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

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Joseph Mallord William Turner A Partly Draped Woman Reclining with Arms Raised c.1833

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Partly Draped Woman Reclining with Arms Raised c.1833
D33943
Turner Bequest CCCXLI 231v
Chalk on grey wove paper, 96 x 137 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Ian Warrell has linked Tate D33942–D33945 (Turner Bequest CCCXLI 231, 231v, 232, 232v) as ‘Studies of a female nude on grey paper’, connecting them to similar small, divided-up sheets used in Austria in 1833. He compares the use of red and white chalks to the technique of a sequence of studies of a male nude in the Life Class (2) sketchbook of the later 1830s1 (Tate D27482–D27513; Turner Bequest CCLXXIX b 2–33).
See also the figure studies in chalks on pages washed in grey in the Whalers sketchbook of about 1845 (Tate D35256–D35258; Turner Bequest CCCLIII 17, 18, 19), particularly D35256.
The recto is D33942, a technically similar figure drawing.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

1
Warrell 2003, p.25.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Partly Draped Woman Reclining with Arms Raised c.1833 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, February 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-partly-draped-woman-reclining-with-arms-raised-r1184325, accessed 27 May 2019.