Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Colour Trials

c.1807–10

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Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 258 x 370 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40273

Catalogue entry

These trials of blue, green and buff watercolours might have related to a watercolour study on the facing leaf, which is now removed but of which the stub remains in the sketchbook. John Ruskin’s endorsement (inside the front cover) states that a leaf was cut out.

David Blayney Brown
December 2009

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