Technique and condition

This work by Turner is an etching and watercolour on a cream, medium weight wove paper. It is a relatively deep bite etching as seen by the raised ink on the recto and mirrored indentations on the verso. These marks form the outline, definition and depth of the images while the monochromatic watercolour forms subtle and loose washes over the rest of the support.

With the exception of some skinning on the verso from previous conservation this work is in good condition.

Jo Gracey
April 2001