John William Inchbold

Arabian Merchants

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

Artist
John William Inchbold 1830–1888
Medium
Watercolour and gouache on paper
Dimensions
Support: 252 x 176 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T09039

Technique and condition

The image is painted in watercolour with detail in gouache on blue wove paper. Slight discolouration is visible where the window mount opening has exposed the work to atmospheric conditions; all four edges under window mount opening show the paper tone to be slightly brighter and 'bluer'.

On acquisition the backing was removed. Residual adhesive on the recto and verso was removed and the work pressed prior to being inlaid and mounted onto white museum board.

Camilla Baskcomb
November 1997

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