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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Colour Trials 1791

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
Colour Trials 1791
Turner Bequest VI 8
Watercolour on white wove paper, 185 x 263 mm
Stamped in black ‘VI 8’ towards bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg describes the pigments tried here as ‘Indian ink, crimson lake, and Indigo.’
Blank; stamped in black ink with Turner Bequest monogram (partly effaced).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Colour Trials 1791 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-r1140131, accessed 24 May 2019.