Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lecture Diagram: Ionic Capital in Perspective

c.1810

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 280 x 625 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17078
Turner Bequest CXCV 108

Catalogue entry

Made in connection with Turner’s lectures as Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy, this rendering of an Ionic capital is based on a diagram from A Compleat Treatise on Perspective in Theory and Practice on the True Principles of Dr Brook Taylor (1775, pl.XXII, fig.104) [on left]) by the elder Thomas Malton (1726–1801). The guiding lines for the capital were traced from the lower right side of Diagram 52 (Tate D17070; Turner Bequest CXCV 100). For another construction of an Ionic capital see Tate D17098; Turner Bequest CXCV 127. See also Tate D40005 and, for a tracing, Tate D17071; Turner Bequest CXCV 101).
Verso:
Indications of transfer process and an inscription by an unknown hand in pencil ‘103’ bottom left

Andrea Fredericksen
June 2004

Supported by The Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Revised by David Blayney Brown
January 2012

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