Technique and condition
This watercolour on cream wove Whatman paper displays severe light damage. In the past the image was covered by a window mount which obscured significant strips on both sides. This damage is irreversible and has permanently altered the colour of the paper, and destroyed some detail in the image. At the sides it is possible to see that mixed greens were used by Turner. The blue at the sides resembles indigo, one of the less lightfast of the typical watercolour pigments, and it was mixed with yellow ochre and a greener earth colour, which alone survive in the image.
The sheet is badly faded from exposure. The bottom right corner has been torn away.
Blank; inscribed in a later hand in pencil ‘No 15’ (compare D01632; XLI 4).