Joseph Mallord William Turner

Perspective Diagrams, after Pietro Accolti

c.1809

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 88 x 115 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07489
Turner Bequest CVIII 80 a

Catalogue entry

Maurice Davies has identified these two diagrams as taken from Pietro Accolti, Lo Inganno de gl’occi, prospettiva pratica, Florence 1625, pages 16 and 61.1 Turner probably consulted the copy at the British Museum (since transferred to the British Library, London). There are other diagrams from the same source on folios 45 verso and 46 verso (D07432, D07434).

Matthew Imms
June 2008

1
Davies 1994, p.289.

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