Joseph Mallord William Turner

Notes of Dimensions (Inscriptions by Turner)

c.1808

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 76 × 115 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D06768
Turner Bequest CII 25

Catalogue entry

Finberg transcribed only the first part of these notes, which begin ‘13 Feet 7 to the inside of Pannel moulding | door 2 ft ¾ – 7 feet 10 Inches’ and record similar measurements below. In the context of the various notes in the sketchbook for Turner’s lectures as Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy, these could relate to a building or to architectural backgrounds in paintings.

David Blayney Brown
March 2007

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