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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Colour Trials 1792-3

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Colour Trials 1792–3
D40052
Watercolour on white wove paper, 214 x 273 mm
Watermark ‘J WHATMAN’
Inscribed by Turner with brush and watercolour ‘Wm Turner’ top right
Stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram bottom left
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
There are blue and grey colour trials and smears. The recto is D00391 (Turner Bequest XXIII Q), under which the possible significance of the signature is discussed.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Colour Trials 1792–3 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-r1141145, accessed 21 May 2019.