View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
- Graphite and watercolour on paper
- Support: 181 x 265 mm
support, secondary: 351 x 524 mm
- Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Technique and condition
The image is painted in watercolour with a pencil underdrawing on cream laid paper. The work scene is in good condition although slightly distorted owing to poor adhesion onto its secondary support. It has suffered some abrasion around the edges leading to a loss of watercolour pigment. The secondary support has suffered damage in the form of tears, losses and creases due to poor handling.
On acquisition the primary support was removed from its secondary support and old adhesives removed. The surface was dry-cleaned and the tears and creases repaired, prior to being pressed. The work was hinged back onto the secondary support and then mounted onto white museum board.