Joseph Mallord William Turner

Colour Trials; ?a Landscape

c.1799–1807

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D41467
Turner Bequest XLVII 42 v

Catalogue entry

Not mentioned in Finberg’s 1909 Inventory,1 these watercolour tests are on the verso of part of a pencil drawing of Cassiobury (D02219; Turner Bequest XLVII 42). There are also rough pencil forms which may indicate clouds over a wooded skyline.
1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.122.
Technical notes:
The sheet was torn from the book at the left and folded vertically, perhaps to facilitate viewing alongside the main part of the view noted on the recto. For a proposed sequence for the leaves of the disbound Fonthill sketchbook, with this page as folio 56 verso, see the Introduction.

Matthew Imms
February 2015

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