Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lecture Diagram 16, Later Renumbered 47: The Terminology of Perspective of Thomas Malton Junior

c.1810

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Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 675 x 1002 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17064
Turner Bequest CXCV 94

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Thomas Malton Junior was an architectural draughtsman and son of the author of A Compleat Treatise on Perspective 1775. He introduced Turner to many basic principles of perspective when Turner joined his studio as a young apprentice in the late 1780s.

The diagram provides terminology related to the ‘measure point’ method, a technique favoured by draughtsmen for rendering buildings in perspective.

Gallery label, August 2004

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