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This tracing was made from a perspective study of a cross on a cube (Tate D17129; Turner Bequest CXCV 159), drawn in connection with Turner’s lectures as Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy. The study was partly derived from a diagram of Samuel Marolois’s technique, described in John Joshua Kirby’s Dr Brook Taylor’s Method of Perspective Made Easie; both in Theory and Practice: in Two Books (1768, II, pl.XIX, fig.3).
Blank, save for an inscription by an unknown hand in pencil ‘153’ bottom left.
Supported by The Samuel H. Kress Foundation