John William Inchbold

Forest of Fontainebleau: A Peasant outside a Church under Trees

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In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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John William Inchbold 1830–1888
Graphite, watercolour, gouache and ink on paper
Support: 241 × 344 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 applied over a pencil underdrawing with detail in gouache and outline detail and modelling in brush and ink on cream wove paper. The work is in sound condition although it is has suffered a small amount of damage and discolouration from its mount and from being backed on to a paper with animal glue.

On acquisition the work was removed from its mount prior to being pressed, inlaid and mounted onto white museum board.

Shulla Jaques
November 1997

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