John William Inchbold

Whilst Waiting for the Train, Swiss Alps

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
John William Inchbold 1830–1888
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Support: 255 × 177 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 with pencil under drawing on cream wove paper. The work is in good condition. A slight discolouration is visible on the recto and verso of support where the acidic window mount bevel has been in direct contact with the sheet edges. The primary support has yellowed due to exposure to atmospheric conditions.

On acquisition the verso of the primary support sheet was cleaned to remove loose surface dirt; residual adhesive and paper remnants on the recto were removed and the work pressed prior to being inlaid and mounted onto white museum board.

Camilla Baskcomb
November 1997

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