Thomas Rowlandson

Yarmouth Roads: Open View of the Estuary

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Pen and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 136 x 427 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T08215

Technique and condition

A watercolour on medium-weight, cream wove paper. The support has been stuck on to a secondary lining, which is skinned and attached onto a backing board.

The work is in good condition with noticeable surface dirt and general discolouration. On acquisition the watercolour was removed from the secondary lining and backing board, dry-cleaned to reduce surface dirt and pressed. It was then inlaid and mounted onto white museum board.

Lisa Psarianos
January 1998