Joseph Mallord William Turner

Colour Trials

1791

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 185 x 263 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00102
Turner Bequest VI 20 a

Catalogue entry

‘The Deney’ refers to Denny Island, in the Severn estuary opposite the mouth of the Avon. It is visible between the trees to the left of the view on the recto (D00101). For the ‘12 Views on the River Avon’ see introductory comments on this sketchbook. The colour trials are perhaps connected with the drawing on folio 22 recto (D00105).
Technical notes:
The missing top left corner of the leaf and the edge nearest the binding have been made up.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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