Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lecture Diagram 67/68: Stone Recess with Shadows

c.1810

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 670 x 998 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17092
Turner Bequest CXCV 122

Catalogue entry

Given two numbers by Turner, this diagram made for his lectures as Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy is one of two illustrating a recess and shadows; see also Diagram 69 (Tate D17093; Turner Bequest CXCV 123). They are associated by Maurice Davies with a large group of diagrams illustrating 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 ‘117’ bottom left

Andrea Fredericksen
June 2004

Supported by The Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Revised by David Blayney Brown
January 2012

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