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"...Ye artist reposing in ye wonderfull Bedde...": 1087/1

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"...Ye artist reposing in ye wonderfull Bedde..."


Draughtsman: Lear, Edward



Legal notes

Through the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 169 mm
Width: 211 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1923-06) by Squire, William Barclay

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( blue, laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and brown ink on blue laid paper, laid down on album sheet

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: No. 1
  • Location: Upper left
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: (the numbers 1-7)
  • Location: Throughout the drawing
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: ye prospect is taken from ye westside of ye beautiflle chamber, / ye artist reposing in the wonderfulle Bedde, on the / North side therof. (view taken from the West / side of ye beautifulle chamber.) (contents of the brackets deleted in brown ink)
  • Location: Below the drawing
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Inscription present: numbers correspond to numbers in drawing

  • Text: 6. long sofa / 1. ye. Artist his heade / 7. ye. artist his garmintes. 4. his sparticles. 5. ye. door 2. His bearde. 3. his feete
  • Location: Below the above
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1087/1
Primary reference Number: 11791
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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