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Female nude: PD.32-1970

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Female nude


John, Augustus Edwin (Draughtsman)

Legal notes

Given at the request of the late Guy Knowles Esq.

Measurements and weight

Height: 427 mm
Width: 325 mm

Relative size of this object

32.5 m42.7 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1970) by Gore-Brown, Margaret

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: John
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: To Mike / with John's love / 1924
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 913
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Colnaghi
  • Location: Old backboard
  • Method of creation: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.32-1970
Primary reference Number: 11653
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 31 March 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 16 June 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Female nude" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-05-20 04:59:36

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