Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lecture Diagram 69: Stone Recess 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: 673 x 480 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17093
Turner Bequest CXCV 123

Catalogue entry

Made by Turner for his lectures as Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy, this is the second of two diagrams depicting a recess and shadows; see note to Diagram 67/68 (Tate D17092; Turner Bequest CXCV 122) for their likely connection with a larger group illustrating the production of shadows.
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 ‘118’ bottom left.

Andrea Fredericksen
June 2004

Supported by The Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Revised by David Blayney Brown
January 2012

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