J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Colour Trials 1792

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Colour Trials 1792
Turner Bequest IX Bv
Watercolour on white laid paper, 247 x 187 mm
Inscribed in later hands in pencil ‘IX B’ towards top centre, ‘IX B’ towards top right, and ‘9a’ centre
Stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram above ‘IX B’ bottom centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
These paint trials are not mentioned under Finberg’s 1909 Turner Bequest catalogue entry for the recto (D00122; Turner Bequest IX B).1

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.13.

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Colour Trials 1792 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-colour-trials-r1140045, accessed 31 March 2020.