J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

III. Diagrams after Samuel Cunn’s Euclid’s Elements of Geometry c.1817–28

Turner Bequest CXCV 23, 25–7, 29–30, 32–5, 37–48, 133
See Introduction, Royal Academy Perspective Lectures: Sketchbook, Diagrams and Related Material circa 1809–28. The diagrams in the present section are based on plates in Samuel Cunn’s Euclid’s Elements of Geometry (London 1759). The 1759 edition was the eighth, revised as Euclid’s Elements ... from the Latin translation of Commandine ... Revised ... by S. Cunn. ... Eighth edition ... To which is subjoined an appendix [by John Ham], etc. (sic).
The concordance indicates the plates adapted by Turner in order of their appearance in the book.
Source in Cunn’s EuclidTateTurner Bequest
Book 1, Prop. 1 and 4D16995CXCV 26
Book 1, Prop. 5, Book 4, Prop. 5D17004CXCV 34
Book 4, Prop 5D17003CXCV 33
Book 4, Prop. 6, 7, and 8D17000CXCV 30
Book 4, Prop. 10, 15 and 16D17002CXCV 32
Book 4, Prop. 11, 13, 14, and 15D16992CXCV 23
Book 5, Prop. 1 and 2D16997CXCV 27
Book 6, Prop. 33D17017CXCV 47
Book 6, Prop. 33D17005CXCV 35
Book 11, Prop. 1 and 3D17018CXCV 48
Book 12, Prop. 2D16994CXCV 25
Book 12, Prop. 13 and 14D17015CXCV 45
Book 12, Prop. 15D17016CXCV 46
Book 12, Prop. 16D17014CXCV 44
Book 12, Prop. 17D16999CXCV 29
Plane, DefinitionsD17007CXCV 37
Plane, Prop. 1, 2, 3, and 4D17011CXCV 41
Plane, Prop. 5 and 6D17013CXCV 43
Plane, Prop. 7D17012CXCV 42
Plane, Prop. 10D17104CXCV 133
Spherical, Prop. 14 and 16D17009CXCV 39
Spherical, Prop. 22D17008CXCV 38
Spherical, Prop. 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30D17010CXCV 40

Andrea Fredericksen
June 2004

Revised by David Blayney Brown
January 2012

Supported by The Samuel H. Kress Foundation
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Andrea Fredericksen, ‘III. Diagrams after Samuel Cunn’s Euclid’s Elements of Geometry c.1817–28’, subset, June 2004, revised by David Blayney Brown, January 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/iii-diagrams-after-samuel-cunns-euclids-elements-of-geometry-r1136709, accessed 30 August 2014.