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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Study of a Partly Draped Female Nude Lying on the Ground 1799

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 116 Verso:
Study of a Partly Draped Female Nude Lying on the Ground 1799
D02169
Turner Bequest XLV 116a
?Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 79 x 130 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Made with the page turned horizontally, this study is probably related to the 1800 painting The Fifth Plague of Egypt (Indianapolis Museum of Art);1 compare folio 117 verso (D02171).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.10–12 no.13, pl.10 (colour).

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Study of a Partly Draped Female Nude Lying on the Ground 1799 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, 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-study-of-a-partly-draped-female-nude-lying-on-the-ground-r1180028, accessed 27 January 2022.