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Study of papyrus: PD.21-1999

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Study of papyrus


Draughtsman: Lear, Edward




History note: Sir John Witt; Sotheby's, 19 February 1987 part of lot (9 folios of drawings); Moss Galleries, London, from whom acquired by Dr Coombe at 'The World of Drawings and Watercolours' Fair, January 1988

Measurements and weight

Height: 333 mm
Width: 187 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1999) by Coombe, D.E.


Production date: AD 1854-06-13

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite, pen and brown ink on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Papyrus / Anapus Siracusa / 13 June 1854
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.21-1999
Primary reference Number: 11809
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 March 2023 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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