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Like Diagram 53 (Tate D17073; Turner Bequest CXCV 103), this representation of a Corinthian capital is based in part on a diagram in A Compleat Treatise on Perspective in Theory and Practice on the True Principles of Dr Brook Taylor (1775, pl.XXII, fig.105) by the elder Thomas Malton (1726–1801). Turner used it as part of his discussion devoted to the Corinthian order in Lecture 4 as Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy.1
Turner, ‘Royal Academy Lectures’, circa 1807–38, Department of Western Manuscripts, British Library, London, ADD MS 46151 M folio 19 and verso.
Currently laid down.
Supported by The Samuel H. Kress Foundation
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