John Downman River and Trees; and a Hilly Landscape, Trees on the Left date not known

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Artwork details

Artist
John Downman 1750–1824
Title
River and Trees; and a Hilly Landscape, Trees on the Left
Date Date not known
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 330 x 233 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T08874
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Technique and condition

A watercolour on medium weight cream wove paper. The primary support has been folded in half and stuck on to a sheet of PVC with paper hinges, which has caused severe undulations in the support. The work is in good condition with noticeable surface dirt and small areas of foxing.

On acquisition the work was removed from the secondary support. It was dry-cleaned to reduce surface dirt and pressed. It was then inlaid and mounted onto white museum board.

Lisa Psarianos
January 1998

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