Joseph Mallord William Turner

Perspective Drawing of a Building

c.1810–28

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 660 x 835 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17102
Turner Bequest CXCV 131

Catalogue entry

This sketch of a building in perspective was made in connection with Turner’s lectures as Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy.
Technical notes:
Peter Bower (unpublished notes)1 writes that the sheet is Pott Quad size paper made by Joseph Ruse, Upper Tovil Mill, Maidstone, Kent.
1
Notes in Tate catalogue files.
Verso:
Blank, save for an inscription by an unknown hand in pencil ‘125’ bottom left

Andrea Fredericksen
June 2004

Supported by The Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Revised by David Blayney Brown
January 2012

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