Joseph Mallord William Turner

Colour Trials

1792–3

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 214 x 273 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40052

Catalogue entry

There are blue and grey colour trials and smears. The recto is D00391 (Turner Bequest XXIII Q), under which the possible significance of the signature is discussed.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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