Joseph Mallord William Turner

Notes from ‘The Elements of Architecture’ by Sir Henry Wotton (Inscription by Turner)

c.1809–11

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 88 × 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07739
Turner Bequest CXI 91 a

Catalogue entry

Most of this leaf is torn out, presumably by Turner himself. A short inscription, written on the stub, continues the remarks on expression in painting and sculpture and the colouring of statues on folio 92 of the sketchbook (D07740). See notes to D07740 for a full transcription and comment.

David Blayney Brown
May 2011

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