John William Inchbold 1830–1888
Forest of Fontainebleau: A Chestnut Tree
Date Date not known
Medium Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 344 x 223 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 applied over a pencil underdrawing on cream wove paper. The work has suffered creasing, abrasion and discolouration from its mount and from being backed on to a paper support with animal glue.
On acquisition the work was removed from its mount prior to being pressed, inlaid and mounted onto white museum board.
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