Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lecture Diagram 14: The Terminology of Perspective of Joseph Moxon

c.1810

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 482 x 600 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17028
Turner Bequest CXCV 58

Display caption

Turner’s second lecture was devoted to the terms and procedures of standard perspective. He included terminology used by now lesser known writers, such as the English hydographer and mathematician Joseph Moxon. Turner owned a copy of his manual Perspective, or Perspective Made Easie, published about 1670, which included pop-up illustrations.

Gallery label, August 2004

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