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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Seated Male Nude with Raised Right Arm, Seen from Behind c.1798-9

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Recto:
A Seated Male Nude with Raised Right Arm, Seen from Behind c.1798–9
D01821
Turner Bequest XLIII 5
Pencil, watercolour and gouache on blue laid paper prepared with a red-brown ground, 216 x 140 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘5’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XLIII – 5’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Another view of the model in this pose is on the following page, folio 6 recto (D01822; Turner Bequest XLIII 6); it makes clear that the right hand is grasping a staff, which supports the right arm. 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.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Seated Male Nude with Raised Right Arm, Seen from Behind 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-with-raised-right-arm-seen-from-behind-r1174020, accessed 14 June 2021.