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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Diagram Mount date not known

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Diagram Mount
D40001
Watercolour on white wove paper, 760 x 543 mm
Watermarked ‘1794 | J WHATMAN’
Inscribed by Turner in red watercolour ‘10’ bottom left corner
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A blank sheet of paper, save for the number ‘10’ inscribed in the corner, which suggests that it served as the original backing for Diagram 10, showing the proportion and design of Raphael’s Transfiguration (Tate D17134; Turner Bequest CXCV 163).
Verso:
Blank, save for inscription by unknown hand in pencil ‘157’ bottom right.

Andrea Fredericksen
June 2004

Supported by The Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Revised by David Blayney Brown
January 2012

How to cite

Andrea Fredericksen, ‘Diagram Mount by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, 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/joseph-mallord-william-turner-diagram-mount-r1136474, accessed 18 December 2014.