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Illustration to William Morris's 'Golden Wings': 1097

Object information


Illustration to William Morris's 'Golden Wings'


Holmes, Richard Rivington (Draughtsman)

Legal notes

Given in memory of Mrs. Robert Barclay, October 1923

Measurements and weight

Height: 156 mm
Width: 132 mm

Relative size of this object

13.2 m15.6 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1923-10) by Holmes, Charles


Production date: AD 1858


Outside drawn area margins contain graphite 'doodles' and lower right study for the prow of a boat (as in the ink drawing)

School or Style


Materials used in production

Prepared paper
Indian ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper Within Borders Height 132 mm Width 61 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and Indian ink on paper, drawn area on buff washes ground within ruled ink margins

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: monogram

  • Text: R.H.
  • Method of creation: Indian ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1858
  • Method of creation: Indian ink
  • Type: Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1097
Primary reference Number: 11543
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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

Citation for print

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