John William Inchbold

A Rocky Coast

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In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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John William Inchbold 1830–1888
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Support: 176 × 252 mm
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996

Technique and condition

The image is painted in watercolour over a pencil underdrawing on cream wove paper. The work is in good condition. Slight damage to the edges of the work are due to the removal of a previous window mount. Discolouration and staining visible on the verso has been caused by adhesive and there is a small amount of foxing on the recto of the support.

On acquisition the paper tape hinges remaining on the verso were removed. Residual adhesive on the verso was removed, the foxing was reduced and the work pressed prior to being inlaid and mounted onto white museum board.

Shulla Jaques
November 1997

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