According to the standard rules of the sides of the tower should be shown as strictly vertical, but to give a greater sense of height Turner made some parts of the tower lean and twist. He did not do this in a consistent way and the building looks a little unstable. Although Turner objected to the way perspective showed tall buildings he did not develop a full alternative system for representing them.
Gallery label, August 2004
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