Joseph Mallord William TurnerLecture Diagram 62: Various Forms with Shadows c.1810

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Title
Lecture Diagram 62: Various Forms with Shadows
Date c.1810
MediumGraphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 670 x 999 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17087
Turner Bequest CXCV 117
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Lecture Diagram 62: Various Forms with Shadows circa 1810
D17087
Turner Bequest CXCV 117
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 670 x 999 mm
Watermarked ‘J WHATMAN | 1808’
Inscribed by Turner in red watercolour ‘62’ top left
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘117’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Prepared by Turner for his lectures as Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy, this is one of a group of diagrams thought by Maurice Davies to illustrate the production of shadows; see note to Diagram 60 (Tate D17085; Turner Bequest CXCV 115).
Technical notes:
Peter Bower states that the sheet is Double Elephant size Whatman paper made by William Balston, at Springfield Mill, Maidstone, Kent.1
1
Notes in Tate catalogue files.
Verso:
Blank, save for an inscription by an unknown hand in pencil ‘111’ or ‘112’.

Andrea Fredericksen
June 2004

Supported by The Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Revised by David Blayney Brown
January 2010

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