Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lecture Diagram 8/1: Ground Plan of a Stoa or Portico (after James Stuart)

c.1810

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 1000 x 672 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17140
Turner Bequest CXCV 169

Display caption

Turner used this ground plan of a classical stoa or portico to show the vantage point, indicated by the word ‘eye’ at the bottom, used for the next two diagrams (shown to the right). A comparison of the drawings allowed him to illustrate how some free-standing columns (circles) and attached columns (squares) are obscured in a side elevation of the building.

Gallery label, September 2004

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