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In his discussion of the architectural orders in Lecture 4 as Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy, Turner compared this diagram and Diagram 55 (Tate D17076; Turner Bequest CXCV 106) representing a Tuscan entablature in perspective to Diagrams 53 and 54 (Tate D17073, D17074; Turner Bequest CXCV 103, 104), which are both examples of the Corinthian order.1 The guiding lines of the present drawing were traced from Diagram 55 (see also verso, Tate D40006).
Turner, ‘Royal Academy Lectures’, circa 1807–38, Department of Western Manuscripts, British Library, London, ADD MS 46151 M folio 19 verso.
Blank, save for an inscription by an unknown hand in pencil ‘104’ bottom left.
Supported by The Samuel H. Kress Foundation