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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Nude Figure c.1830-1

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Verso:
Nude Figure circa 1830–1
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 2a
Pencil on white wove paper, 94 x 74 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner’s second figure study in this sketchbook shows a female figure from the back with her left arm raised, and may be the opposite view to the sketch on folio 1 verso (D25525). The same pose is adopted in a more assured third figure study on folio 3 verso (D25529).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Nude Figure c.1830–1 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2009, 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-nude-figure-r1133886, accessed 09 July 2020.