John Downman
View near Nice: A Cave on the Shore 1773

Artwork details

John Downman 1750–1824
View near Nice: A Cave on the Shore
Date 1773
Medium Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 261 x 362 mm
Acquisition Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Technique and condition

A monochrome watercolour with a pencil underdrawing on medium-weight cream laid paper. The work is in good condition with noticeable surface dirt.

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

Lisa Psarianos
January 1998

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