Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lecture Diagram 52*: The Temple of Neptune at Paestum (?after Giovanni Battista Piranesi)

c.1810

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 479 x 621 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17072
Turner Bequest CXCV 102

Display caption

Turner used this diagram to illustrate several different subjects, including shadows formed by oblique sunlight, and the nature of doric architecture.

Gallery label, September 1992

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