John William Inchbold
Arabian Merchants date not known

Artwork details

Arabian Merchants
Date Date not known
Medium Watercolour and gouache on paper
Dimensions Support: 252 x 176 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

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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