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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Colour Trials c.1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Colour Trials c.1797
Watercolour on white card, 149 x 180 mm
Stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram bottom centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Not mentioned in Finberg’s Inventory, dense colour trials cover this side of the sheet.1 There is a watercolour landscape on the recto (D00706; Turner Bequest XXIX A).

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.58.

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Colour Trials c.1797 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-colour-trials-r1174996, accessed 18 October 2021.