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 20 Verso:
Colour Trials 1791
Turner Bequest VI 20a
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 185 x 263 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Blaze Castle | and | the Deney and Welch Coast’ top centre and ‘12 Views on the River Avon’ centre right
Stamped in black ink with Turner Bequest monogram bottom left
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
‘The Deney’ refers to Denny Island, in the Severn estuary opposite the mouth of the Avon. It is visible between the trees to the left of the view on the recto (D00101). For the ‘12 Views on the River Avon’ see introductory comments on this sketchbook. The colour trials are perhaps connected with the drawing on folio 22 recto (D00105).
Technical notes:
The missing top left corner of the leaf and the edge nearest the binding have been made up.

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-r1140153, accessed 23 May 2019.