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The chasm at Delphi: PD.3-2005

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Current Location: In storage


The chasm at Delphi


Cozens, John Robert




History note: Johnstone Sale, Christie's 20 February 1925 (lot 42); Major K.M. Agnew; C. Morland Agnew; George Goyder, by descent, acquired through Christies by Private Treaty Sale

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Bought from the Fairhaven, Biffen and Gow Funds with a contribution from the National Art Collections Fund

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Height: 642 mm
Width: 920 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2005) by Fairhaven Fund, The Biffen Fund Gow Fund National Art Collections Fund


Production date: AD 1790

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Jno Cozens 1790
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature

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Accession number: PD.3-2005
Primary reference Number: 118366
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 9 April 2021 Last processed: Saturday 10 April 2021

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

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