John William Inchbold
The Village Cross, Spain 1866

Artwork details

The Village Cross, Spain
Date 1866
Medium Watercolour and gouache on paper
Dimensions Support: 245 x 169 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

A 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 the 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 onto white museum board.

Camilla Baskcomb
November 1997

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