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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Standing Male Nude Drawing a Sword c.1798-9

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
A Standing Male Nude Drawing a Sword c.1798–9
D01816
Turner Bequest XLIII 1
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
Stamped in black ‘XLIII 1’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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; not prepared with a red-brown ground, unlike the other leaves of this sketchbook. This side bears traces of having once been stuck down to the front flyleaf; it is not clear why the leaf was moved to its present position in the book.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Standing Male Nude Drawing a Sword 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-standing-male-nude-drawing-a-sword-r1174023, accessed 17 May 2022.