John William Inchbold

Venice, Nocturne. San Giorgio Maggiore

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In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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John William Inchbold 1830–1888
Graphite, watercolour and gouache on paper
Support: 179 × 256 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 and gouache applied over a pencil underdrawing on cream wove paper. The work is in good condition apart from a small tear. Paper and adhesive remnants on the edges of the work are due to the removal of a window mount. Discolouration on the verso has been caused by exposure to atmospheric conditions.

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

Shulla Jaques
November 1997

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