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The Chimney-piece: PD.15-1953

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The Chimney-piece


Fuseli, Johann Heinrich (Draughtsman)


History note: Sir Herbert Horne; bt. Sir Edward Howard Marsh, in 1904

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Through the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 435 mm
Width: 270 mm

Relative size of this object

27 m43.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

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Materials used in production

Grey wash
Brown wash
Iron gall ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( backed with wove paper)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Graphite, pen and iron gall ink, grey and brown wash and watercolour with white highlights on chain paper, backed with wove paper

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.15-1953
Primary reference Number: 10680
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 1 November 2021 Last processed: Monday 1 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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