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Landscape with a wooded crag: PD.8-1953

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Landscape with a wooded crag


Draughtsman: Cozens, Alexander




History note: Sale, Sotheby's, 29th July 1891, lot 26, bt. Mr Ward of Richmond, from whom acquired by Herbert Horne; Sir Edward Marsh

Legal notes

Through the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 219 mm
Width: 302 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1953) by Marsh, Edward Howard

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash
Black wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( tinted, laid down)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Grey and black washes on tinted paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Alexr. Cozens
  • Location: Mount, lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 59 (?over 30)
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 74
  • Location: Original mount, verso
  • Text: Exhibition of British Drawings in Bucharest, 1935-6, with details of drawing and name and address of owner (E. Marsh)
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Label
  • Text: 33 (and details of picture, and inscribed as follows) In the print room of the British Museum is a mezzotint of this / drawing in reverse, with some slight variations, inscribed: "Alexr. / Cozens, Invt. Wm Pether fecit. Published as the Act directs by / A. Cozens July 20 1785". The plate is numbered "42" in the upper / right hand corner
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Label
  • Text: The above is an extract from the catalogue of the Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1916. It is copied from a note by Herbert Horne wh. added "From the portfolio of his (i.e. A. Cozens') drawings / acquired by Wm Ward of Richmond. Numbered on the back "74" / The drawing was included in the Exhibition of Old Masters at the Grafton Gallery, 1911 (no 172). I lent it for some years to the National Gallery of British Art, Millbank, and it was submerged in the flood, 1927 / E. Marsh
  • Location: Mount, verso, below the above inscription
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Burlington Fine Arts Club
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Label
  • Text: Exhibition of English Painting in Paris
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.8-1953
Primary reference Number: 10062
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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