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Venus in her chariot, Study: 2030a

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Venus in her chariot, Study


Draughtsman: Crane, Walter




History note: Ricketts and Shannon

Legal notes

The Ricketts and Shannon Collection. Bequeathed by Charles Shannon, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 134 mm
Width: 220 mm

Relative size of this object

22 m13.4 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood


Anthony Crane (Fairfield House Eastry, Sandwich, Kent) grandson of the artist identifies this drawing as the design for an embroidered panel in a decorative cabinet in his possession. The cabinet was also designed by Crane and the panesl (6 in all) embroidered by his wife Mary Francis. (1979-08-23).

School or Style


Materials used in production

Ground (material)
Indian ink

Components of the work

Support composed of card ( cream)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and Indian ink with touches of white and a black ground on cream card

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Venerdi

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2030a
Primary reference Number: 10123
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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