Joseph Mallord William Turner

Colour Trials

1797

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 317 x 257 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40249

Catalogue entry

There are blue, grey and sienna colour trials, not mentioned in Finberg’s Inventory.1 The recto is a 1797 pencil study of Melrose Abbey (D00728; Turner Bequest XXIX W).

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.60.

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