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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Seated Male Nude Holding a Staff in his Raised Right Hand c.1798-9

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Recto:
A Seated Male Nude Holding a Staff in his Raised Right Hand c.1798–9
D01822
Turner Bequest XLIII 6
Pencil, watercolour and gouache on blue laid paper prepared with a red-brown ground, 216 x 140 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘6’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XLIII – 6’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This drawing shows the same model as on the preceding page, folio 5 recto (D01821; Turner Bequest XLIII 5), here seen from the front. This is one of a sequence of life studies between folios 1 recto and 14 recto (D01816–D01826, D01828, D01829; Turner Bequest XLIII 2, 3, 3a, 4–7, 1, 8–10, 12, 13).
Verso:
Blank, prepared with a red-brown ground; inscribed by National Gallery Keeper Ralph Wornum in pencil ‘one out R.N.W.’, presumably referring to the extraction of folio 7 recto opposite (D01823; Turner Bequest XLIII 7) for display.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Seated Male Nude Holding a Staff in his Raised Right Hand c.1798–9 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 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-seated-male-nude-holding-a-staff-in-his-raised-right-hand-r1174021, accessed 18 October 2021.