Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Verso:
?Colour Trials circa 1807–10
Watercolour on white wove paper, 258 x 370 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.226, under LXXXVI 7.
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.