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Islands off the shore at Kanoni, Corfu: PD.30-1964

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Islands off the shore at Kanoni, Corfu


Draughtsman: Lear, Edward




History note: Adkin, M.B.C.

Measurements and weight

Height: 245 mm
Width: 230 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1964) by Adkin, M.B.C.


1855-12-15 CE - 1855-12-28 CE


Probably a preliminary study for that in the collection of Mr and Mrs Hofer

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and ink, and watercolour on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 15/28 Decr. 1855
  • Location: Bottom right
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Corfu / Edward Lear / E. Lear (in Mr Adkin's hand)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.30-1964
Primary reference Number: 11802
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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