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Old cottage, Swansea: 2686

Object information

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Old cottage, Swansea


Draughtsman: Harding, James Duffield



Measurements and weight

Height: 149 mm
Width: 218 mm

Relative size of this object

21.8 m14.9 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943) by Brangwyn, Frank


Production date: AD 1851-09-23

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( blue, laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black chalk and grey wash with white bodyolour on blue paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Swansea
  • Location: Upper left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Sept. 23 1851
  • Location: Upper left, following the above
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Date
  • Text: JDH
  • Location: Upper left, following the above
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2686
Primary reference Number: 11314
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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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