John William Inchbold

Devonshire Coast

1855

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

Artist
John William Inchbold 1830–1888
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 175 x 251 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T09052

Technique and condition

The image is painted in watercolour applied over a pencil underdrawing on cream wove paper. The work is in good condition. A slight discolouration is visible on the recto and verso of the support where the window mount has been in direct contact with the sheet edges. The primary support has yellowed due to exposure to atmospheric conditions.

On acquisition the verso of the primary support sheet was dry cleaned to remove loose surface dirt. Residual adhesive and paper remnants on the recto were removed and the work pressed prior to being inlaid and mounted onto white museum board.

Camilla Baskcomb
November 1997

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