Joseph Mallord William Turner
Colour Trials c.1798–9

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Colour Trials
From Academical Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XLIII
Date c.1798–9
Dimensions Support: 216 x 140 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01876
Turner Bequest XLIII 50
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Catalogue entry

There are a smear of brown colour and slight colour trials, presumably relating to the landscape study on folio 50 verso opposite (D01875; Turner Bequest XLIII 49a).
Technical notes:
The blue laid paper has been prepared with a red-brown ground.
Verso:
Blank, prepared with a red-brown ground.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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