This was the first diagram Turner displayed in his first lecture. It attempted to show that geometric shapes can be found in the human body, a subject that Turner noted was of interest to Albrecht Durer - often called 'Albert' in early 19th-century Britain. The text that the diagram accompanied is displayed in a showcase (no.152).
Gallery label, September 1992
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