Joseph Mallord William Turner

Diagram of a Perspective Method for a Circle, after Guidobaldo del Monte

c.1809

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 88 x 115 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07428
Turner Bequest CVIII 43 a

Catalogue entry

This diagram of a circle in perspective is not annotated. Maurice Davies identifies it as taken from Guidobaldo del Monte, Perspectivae libri sex, Pesaro 1600, page 217 or 218.1 There is another drawing from Guidobaldo on the verso of the present leaf (D07427).

Matthew Imms
June 2008

1
Davies 1994, p.288.

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