Joseph Mallord William TurnerColour Trials 1791

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Artist
Title
Colour Trials
From Bristol and Malmesbury Sketchbook
Turner Bequest VI
Date 1791
MediumWatercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 185 x 263 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00081
Turner Bequest VI 8

Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
Colour Trials 1791
D00081
Turner Bequest VI 8
Watercolour on white wove paper, 185 x 263 mm
Stamped in black ‘VI 8’ towards bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg describes the pigments tried here as ‘Indian ink, crimson lake, and Indigo.’
Verso:
Blank; stamped in black ink with Turner Bequest monogram (partly effaced).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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