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Composition sketch from the Artist's Notebook: PD.211-1986

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Composition sketch from the Artist's Notebook


Draughtsman: Farington, Joseph




History note: From the aritist's notebook; Sir Robert Witt by whom given to the donor in 1950

Legal notes

Through the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 119 mm
Width: 187 mm

Relative size of this object

18.7 m11.9 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1986) by Powell, C. N. Peter


Production date: circa AD 1792 : from an album of drawings by Farington which, from their loose handling, can be as above

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black ink
Brown ink
White chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen, black and brown ink with corrections in white chalk on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Given me by Sir Robert Witt from his J. Farington Notebook 1950 (in the hand of C.N.P. Powell)
  • Location: Mount

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.211-1986
Primary reference Number: 10560
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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