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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner A Standing Male Nude, with Arms behind Back and one Foot on a Step, in Front of a Column ?1796

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Standing Male Nude, with Arms behind Back and one Foot on a Step, in Front of a Column ?1796
D00201
Turner Bequest XVIII F
Black and white chalk on brown paper, 443 x 295 mm
Inscribed by Turner in black chalk: ‘WT [monogram] 3’ lower left
Inscribed in red ink ‘XVIII.F’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XVIII F’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The pose is perhaps intended to be that of Christ at the Column. For other monograms see Tate D00198–D00200 and D00205 (Turner Bequest XVIII C–E, J).
There is an offset of this drawing on Tate D00205 (Turner Bequest XVIII J).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed in pencil in a modern hand ‘5’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Standing Male Nude, with Arms behind Back and one Foot on a Step, in Front of a Column ?1796 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-standing-male-nude-with-arms-behind-back-and-one-foot-on-a-r1140218, accessed 25 March 2019.