Joseph Mallord William Turner

Perspective Drawing of a Classical Stoa or Portico

c.1810–28

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17118
Turner Bequest CXCV 147

Catalogue entry

This faint outline of a classical stoa or portico in perspective was made in preparation for Turner’s lectures as Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy. See also Tate D17132; Turner Bequest CXCV 161, and for a more finished, numbered diagram of a stoa, after James Stuart, Tate D17142; Turner Bequest CXCV 171.
Technical notes:
Peter Bower (unpublished notes)1 writes that the sheet is Double Elephant size Whatman paper made by William Balston and Finch and Thomas Robert Hollingworth, at Turkey Mill, Maidstone, Kent.
1
Notes in Tate catalogue files.
Verso:
Blank

Andrea Fredericksen
June 2004

Supported by The Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Revised by David Blayney Brown
January 2012

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