Nicholas Pocock
Portsmouth from the Road Near St Helens date not known

Artwork details

Nicholas Pocock 1741–1821
Portsmouth from the Road Near St Helens
Date Date not known
Medium Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 178 x 264 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 white laid paper. The work is in good condition. Some discolouration in the sky area is evident, induced by contact with its secondary support. The recto bottom edge is lighter owing to previous part reduction of the pencil inscription, which has removed some of the watercolour pigment. The secondary support has suffered damage in the form of tears and creases owing to poor handling.

On acquisition the work was dry-cleaned and the tears and creases repaired, prior to being pressed, inlaid and mounted onto white museum board.

Lisa Psarianos
January 1998

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