John William Inchbold

Suggestive Study, Paradise (Head of a Girl and a Bird of Paradise)

1864–5

Medium
Watercolour and gouache on paper
Dimensions
Support: 255 x 178 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T09055

Technique and condition

The image is painted in watercolour with detail of gouache on blue wove paper. The work is in good condition. A 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 brighter and 'bluer'.

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

Camilla Baskcomb
November 1997

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