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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Colour Trials; a Nude Figure ?1793

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Colour Trials; a Nude Figure ?1793
Watercolour and pencil on white laid paper, 130 x 191 mm
Watermark: crown and shield
Inscribed in pencil ‘D.40269’ top left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In addition to the colour trials there is a slight pencil sketch of a nude figure, partially erased.
Technical notes:
For an overview of the various works on this folded sheet, see under D00153 (Turner Bequest XIII H a). The other side of the present section is D40270.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Colour Trials; a Nude Figure ?1793 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-colour-trials-a-nude-figure-r1141169, accessed 14 August 2022.