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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Nude Covering Face with Hands ?1835-40

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 30 recto:
Nude Covering Face with Hands ?1835–40
D27510
Turner Bequest CCLXXIXb 30
Chalk on white laid paper, 184 x 72 mm; partial watermark ‘AN’
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘30’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXXIX(b) – 30)’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is one of 32 red chalk academic nudes worked into this volume. See the sketchbook introduction for further explanation.
Technical notes:
The upper right hand quadrant of the verso bears the counterproof of the drawing on folio 31 recto (D27511; Turner Bequest CCLXXIXb 31).

John Chu
February 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Nude Covering Face with Hands ?1835–40 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-nude-covering-face-with-hands-r1181643, accessed 20 October 2019.