John `Warwick' Smith
A Convent at Surrentum 1778

Artwork details

A Convent at Surrentum
Date 1778
Medium Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 141 x 267 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 with a pencil underdrawing on cream laid paper. The work is in good condition with noticeable surface dirt and small areas of foxing.

On acquisition the work was removed from its mount and secondary support lining. The work was dry-cleaned to reduce surface dirt and pressed prior to being inlaid and mounted onto white museum board.

Lisa Psarianos
January 1997

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