John Downman

View near Nice: A Cave on the Shore

1773

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In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
John Downman 1750–1824
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 261 × 362 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T10433

Technique and condition

A monochrome watercolour with a pencil underdrawing on medium-weight cream laid paper. The work is in good condition with noticeable surface dirt.

On acquisition the surface was dry-cleaned to reduce surface dirt and then pressed. It was inlaid and mounted onto white museum board.

Lisa Psarianos
January 1998

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