Joseph Mallord William Turner

Colour Trials

1791

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 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

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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