J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner Colour Trials ?1796

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Colour Trials ?1796
D40056
Watercolour on white wove paper, 226 x 288 mm
Inscribed, not by Turner, in pen and brown ink ‘Mr Turner’s drawing’ top centre(twice) and ‘W.T | Mr Turner’s drawing’ above centre
Stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram bottom left
There are scattered colour trials and blots. The recto is D00860 (Turner Bequest XXXII D), under which the inscriptions are discussed.
Technical notes:
There is a vertical fold two-thirds of the way across the sheet.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Colour Trials ?1796 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-colour-trials-r1140052, accessed 20 September 2014.