John Downman

River and Trees; and a Hilly Landscape, Trees on the Left

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
John Downman 1750–1824
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

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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