Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lecture Diagram: ‘Euclid’s Elements of Geometry’, Book 4, Proposition 5

c.1817–28

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 584 x 874 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17003
Turner Bequest CXCV 33

Display caption

This illustrated a lecture about basic principles of geometry. Turner copied it from Euclid's 'Elements of Geometry' but made a mistake in the title - it shows triangles inside circles, not circles inside triangles. A copy of Euclid with Turner's annotations (no.153) is displayed in a showcase.

Gallery label, September 1992

Catalogue entry

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