Joseph Mallord William Turner

Tracing of a Perspective Construction of a Tuscan Entablature

c.1810

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Medium
None
Dimensions
Support: 655 x 834 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17077
Turner Bequest CXCV 107

Catalogue entry

This tracing of a perspective construction of a Tuscan entablature was made from Diagram 55 (Tate D17076; Turner Bequest CXCV 106; see also D40006 for verso) used during Turner’s lectures as Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy. See Diagram 56 (Tate D17079; Turner Bequest CXCV 109) for a complete watercolour also based on a tracing.
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Peter Bower (unpublished notes)1 writes that the sheet is Pott Quad size paper made by Joseph Ruse, Upper Tovil Mill, Maidstone, Kent.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 ‘102a’ bottom left.

Andrea Fredericksen
June 2004

Supported by The Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Revised by David Blayney Brown
January 2012

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