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The Siesta: 2111

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Current Location: In storage


The Siesta


Draughtsman: Lewis, John Frederick




History note: With J. and W. Vokins, Spring 1877

Legal notes

The Ricketts and Shannon Collection. Bequeathed by Charles Shannon, 1937

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood


This drawing may be a study for the 'Siesta' (oil on canvas) of 1876, in the Tate Gallery (J.M.H. Lewis)

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Materials used in production

Gum arabic

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Image Size Height 465 mm Width 591 mm
Panel Size Height 479 mm Width 625 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour over bodycolour reinforced with gum arabic over traces of graphite and with white heightening on paper, the edges of which are folded round a wooden panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 174 drawings made by / and belonging to me, J.F. Lewis June 25th 1840 / entrusted to the care of Messrs. Jackson / Rome (indecipherable in places)
  • Location: Verso of wooden panel
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: bought from Vokins in the spring of 1877
  • Location: Verso of wooden panel
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: No. 17 Siesta, W. Colour / J.F. Lewis
  • Location: Verso of wooden panel
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Hampton and Sons Ltd / Depository / OFFI 801 4804 14.8.34 83
  • Location: Verso of wooden panel
  • Method of creation: Printed label
  • Text: Walker's Galleries, 118 New Bond Street, London W
  • Location: Verso of wooden panel
  • Method of creation: Printed label
  • Text: 535 EA
  • Location: Verso of wooden panel
  • Method of creation: Stencil

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2111
Primary reference Number: 11935
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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