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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Study of a Seated Male Nude with Left Arm Extended and Right Arm Raised c.1794-5

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 43 Verso:
Study of a Seated Male Nude with Left Arm Extended and Right Arm Raised c.1794–5
D00325
Turner Bequest XX 43a
Pencil on white laid paper, 152 x 99 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This study, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, has much in common with the drawings that Turner made in the Life Classes at the Royal Academy through much of the 1790s, and it was probably done there. It may also relate to his ideas for a picture of a shipwreck, as suggested by the sketches of men on rocks on folios 41 verso–42 recto (D00322, D00323).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Study of a Seated Male Nude with Left Arm Extended and Right Arm Raised c.1794–5 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, 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-study-of-a-seated-male-nude-with-left-arm-extended-and-right-r1140719, accessed 13 June 2021.