Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lecture Diagram 32: Perspective Method for a Cube (after Pietro Accolti)

c.1810

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 673 x 1004 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17046
Turner Bequest CXCV 76

Display caption

This diagram shows a perspective method for a cube proposed by Pietro Accolti, an Italian painter, architect for the Medici Family and author of Lo Inganno de gl'occhi Propettiva Practica 1625. Turner incorrectly dates Accolti's three-part treatise to 1643.

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