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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Reclining Female Nude 1809

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 40 Verso:
Reclining Female Nude 1809
Turner Bequest CXIII 40a
Pencil and watercolour, with scratching out, on white wove paper, 83 x 114 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. Apart from a minor alteration to the position of the left arm, this model is in the same pose as in the pencil drawing on folio 46 verso (D07923).

David Blayney Brown
July 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Reclining Female Nude 1809 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 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-reclining-female-nude-r1135868, accessed 29 November 2021.