J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Diagram of a Perspective Method for a Circle, after Guidobaldo del Monte c.1809

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 43 Verso:
Diagram of a Perspective Method for a Circle, after Guidobaldo del Monte circa 1809
D07428
Turner Bequest CVIII 43a
Pen and ink on white wove paper, 88 x 115 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This diagram of a circle in perspective is not annotated. Maurice Davies identifies it as taken from Guidobaldo del Monte, Perspectivae libri sex, Pesaro 1600, page 217 or 218.1 There is another drawing from Guidobaldo on the verso of the present leaf (D07427).

Matthew Imms
June 2008

1
Davies 1994, p.288.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Diagram of a Perspective Method for a Circle, after Guidobaldo del Monte c.1809 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2008, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-diagram-of-a-perspective-method-for-a-circle-after-r1136624, accessed 23 January 2019.