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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Study of a Seated Nude Woman c.1818

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Study of a Seated Nude Woman c.1818
D17161
Turner Bequest CXCV a K
Pencil on white wove paper, 176 x 111 mm
Inscribed in red ink ‘CXCV (a) K’ top right, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXCV (a) – K’ top right, ascending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This rather faint and rubbed drawing is a variation of the upper of two studies of a nude woman seen from the back in Tate D17162 (Turner Bequest CXCV a L), a similar small sheet, under which the subject and possible dating are discussed.
Technical notes:
The paper is somewhat speckled.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram over ‘CXCV(a) – K’ bottom left.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Study of a Seated Nude Woman c.1818 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, February 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-study-of-a-seated-nude-woman-r1184398, accessed 19 September 2021.