Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lecture Diagram 34: Perspective Method for a Cube (after Andrea Pozzo)

c.1810

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 672 x 998 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17048
Turner Bequest CXCV 78

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Andrea Pozzo was an Italian artist known for combining painting, architecture and sculpture in his decoration of church interiors to create complex and imaginative illusions of space. Towards the end of his career, Pozzo published Perspectiva Pictorum et Architectorum 1693-1700 where he discussed perspectival painting and stage design using examples from his own work. The book enjoyed great acclaim, and was at one point translated into Chinese.

Gallery label, September 2004

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