John Varley Composition: Wide Landscape with Castle and Distant Hills date not known

Artwork details

Artist
John Varley 1778–1842
Title
Composition: Wide Landscape with Castle and Distant Hills
Date Date not known
Medium Watercolour and graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 204 x 275 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T08261
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Technique and condition

A watercolour with pencil underdrawing on cream wove paper. The drawing is in good condition with noticeable surface dirt and small areas of foxing.

On acquisition the work was removed from its secondary support lining and old adhesives removed. The work was dry-cleaned to reduce surface dirt and pressed. It was then inlaid and mounted onto white museum board.

Lisa Psarianos
January 1998

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