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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Prone Female Nude c.1799-1800

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 25 Recto:
A Prone Female Nude c.1799–1800
Turner Bequest LXIX 25
Ink and white chalk on blue laid paper, 135 x 210 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘25’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXIX-25’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is apparently the same figure as that drawn on folio 24 recto (D04018), though it is somewhat more worked up. It appears to relate to the partly draped dead woman on the right of the Biblical painting The Fifth Plague of Egypt, exhibited in 1800 (Indianapolis Museum of Art).1
Butlin and Joll 1984, pp.10–12 no.13, pl.10 (colour).
Blank; offset from folio 26 recto opposite (D04020).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Prone Female Nude c.1799–1800 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-prone-female-nude-r1177897, accessed 22 May 2022.