Skip to main content

Pays de Valais: PD.6-1965

An image of Drawing

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pays de Valais


Draughtsman: Cozens, John Robert




History note: Sir J.C Robinson (check sales) ; C. Morland Agnew ; Miss E.M. Agnew ; Alan G. Agnew ; Mrs Desmond Whitaker

Legal notes

Through the Agnew family.

Measurements and weight

Height: 332 mm
Width: 522 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1965) by Whitaker, Desmond, Mrs


The scene has been variously called "Pays de Valais (Approach to Martinac)" (Oppé); "Pays de Valais, near the Lake of Geneva"; "Alpine Valley of the Oberhasli"; and "The Valley of Sion"

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash
Blue wash
Indian ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Point of the brush, Indian ink, blue and grey wash over graphite underdrawing on paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 3673 (in recent hands)
  • Location: Mount
  • Text: 135E
  • Location: Backboard
  • Method of creation: Label
  • Text: 232
  • Location: Backboard
  • Method of creation: Label
  • Text: Agnew 25927
  • Location: Backboard
  • Method of creation: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.6-1965
Primary reference Number: 10079
Stable URI

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Pays de Valais" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-05-19 09:36:46

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Pays de Valais |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-05-19 09:36:46|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        alt="Pays de Valais"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Pays de Valais</figcaption>

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...