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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Tracing of an Elevation of a Stoa or Portico c.1810

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Tracing of an Elevation of a Stoa or Portico circa 1810
Turner Bequest CXCV 161
Transfer ink on white wove paper, 550 x 762 mm
Watermarked ‘J WHATMAN | 1801’
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘161’ bottom left
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This incomplete tracing was made from Diagram 8/3 (Tate D17142; Turner Bequest CXCV 171), a side elevation of a stoa or portico after James Stuart, used during Turner’s lectures as Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy. For a related but faint outline of the subject see Tate D17118; Turner Bequest CXCV 147.
Technical notes:
Peter Bower (unpublished notes)1 states that the sheet is Small Imperial size Whatman made by William Balston and Finch and Thomas Robert Hollingworth at Turkey Mill, Maidstone, Kent.
Notes in Tate catalogue files.
Blank, save for an inscription by an unknown hand in pencil ‘155’ top right.

Andrea Fredericksen
June 2004

Supported by The Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Revised by David Blayney Brown
January 2012

How to cite

Andrea Fredericksen, ‘Tracing of an Elevation of a Stoa or Portico c.1810 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2004, revised by David Blayney Brown, January 2012, 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-tracing-of-an-elevation-of-a-stoa-or-portico-r1136811, accessed 18 January 2022.