John William Inchbold

A Shepherd on the Downs

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
John William Inchbold 1830–1888
Medium
Graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper
Dimensions
Support: 179 x 254 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T09041

Technique and condition

The image is painted in watercolour applied over a pencil underdrawing with detail in gouache on an off-white wove paper. The work is in sound condition and has a small loss in one corner. It has suffered some discolouration from its mount.

On acquisition the work was removed from its mount prior to being pressed, inlaid and mounted onto white museum board.

Shulla Jaques
November 1997

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