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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Seated Female Nude Wearing a Turban 1796-7

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Recto:
A Seated Female Nude Wearing a Turban 1796–7
D01136
Turner Bequest XXXVII 19
Pencil, watercolour and gouache on blue laid wrapping paper prepared with a red-brown wash, 113 x 93 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXXVII – 19’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The drawing was probably made at the Life Class of the Academy Schools, where women were sometimes used as models, and which Turner continued to visit throughout this decade (see the ‘Royal Academy c.1789–99’ section of the present catalogue).

Andrew Wilton
September 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Seated Female Nude Wearing a Turban 1796–7 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-seated-female-nude-wearing-a-turban-r1149828, accessed 17 September 2021.