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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Nude Woman Seated, Right Leg Raised c.1800-7

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 23 Recto:
Nude Woman Seated, Right Leg Raised circa 1800–7
D05195
Turner Bequest LXXXIV 24
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 119 x 73 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘24’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXXXIV 24’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is the most fully coloured study in the sketchbook, showing the model’s dark hair, her face in deep shadow and her body seated on red drapery. A related study of what appears to be the same model is on folio 21 (D05193).

David Blayney Brown
November 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Nude Woman Seated, Right Leg Raised c.1800–7 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2004, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-nude-woman-seated-right-leg-raised-r1178373, accessed 24 September 2021.