Made in connection with Turner’s lectures as Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy, this rendering of an Ionic capital is based on a diagram from A Compleat Treatise on Perspective in Theory and Practice on the True Principles of Dr Brook Taylor (1775, pl.XXII, fig.104) [on left]) by the elder Thomas Malton (1726–1801). The guiding lines for the capital were traced from the lower right side of Diagram 52 (Tate D17070; Turner Bequest CXCV 100). For another construction of an Ionic capital see Tate D17098; Turner Bequest CXCV 127. See also Tate D40005 and, for a tracing, Tate D17071; Turner Bequest CXCV 101).
Indications of transfer process and an inscription by an unknown hand in pencil ‘103’ bottom left
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