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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Colour Trials ?1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Colour Trials ?1797
D40338
Watercolour on white wove paper, 232 x 330 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pen and brown ink ‘W Turner | 59’ centre
Stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed in red ink ‘XXXI.F’ bottom right
There are grey colour trials on the left. The recto is D00848 (Turner Bequest XXXI F).
Technical notes:
The sheet is dirty and stained with mould.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Colour Trials ?1797 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-r1140067, accessed 01 August 2014.