Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lecture Diagram 62: Various Forms with Shadows

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: 670 × 999 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17087
Turner Bequest CXCV 117

Catalogue entry

Prepared by Turner for his lectures as Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy, this is one of a group of diagrams thought by Maurice Davies to illustrate the production of shadows; see note to Diagram 60 (Tate D17085; Turner Bequest CXCV 115).
Technical notes:
Peter Bower states that the sheet is Double Elephant size Whatman paper made by William Balston, at Springfield Mill, Maidstone, Kent.1
1
Notes in Tate catalogue files.
Verso:
Blank, save for an inscription by an unknown hand in pencil ‘111’ or ‘112’.

Andrea Fredericksen
June 2004

Supported by The Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Revised by David Blayney Brown
January 2010

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