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Pays de Valais: PD.6-1965

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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

Relative size of this object

52.2 m33.2 m What does this represent?

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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
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Monday 29 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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