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Reconstruction 19th century watercolour paint for Anoxia project, commissioned by Science department TATE, 2007/8

For a period of ten months Charlotte examined the composition and recipes of 19th century watercolour paint at the science department of TATE Britain in London. The museum owns a large collection of J.M.W. Turner’s watercolour paintings and is looking for ways to improve the storage of their collection (anoxia project). For this study Charlotte made reconstructions of many of Turner’s watercolours. The summit of her work were a series of reconstructions painted within Tate’s print room with the original Turner paintings at hand and made with the painter’s own 19th century studio pigments.

Article by Joyce Townsend on the technique and condition of The Scarlet Sunset by Joseph Mallord William Turner.