Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lecture Diagram: ‘Euclid’s Elements of Geometry’, Plane Trigonometry, Definitions

c.1817–28

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 486 x 696 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17007
Turner Bequest CXCV 37

Catalogue entry

This diagram is based on an illustration from Samuel Cunn’s Euclid’s Elements of Geometry (London 1759, Plane Trigonometry). There are sketches of the diagram in Turner’s lecture notes.1
1
Turner, ‘Royal Academy Lectures’, circa 1807–38, Department of Western Manuscripts, British Library, London, ADD MS 46151 X folio 18.
Technical notes:
Peter Bower states that the sheet is Super Royal size Whatman paper made by Finch and Thomas Robert Hollingworth, at Turkey Mill, Maidstone, Kent.1
1
Notes in Tate catalogue files.
Verso:
Blank, save for an inscription by an unknown hand in pencil ‘20’ bottom left.

Andrea Fredericksen
June 2004

Supported by The Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Revised by David Blayney Brown
January 2012

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