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Caged Doves, Cairo: PD.6-1959

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Caged Doves, Cairo


Draughtsman: Lewis, John Frederick




History note: C.W. Dyson Perrins, D.C.L., F.S.A. (1864-1958); his sale, Sotheby's, 22 April 1959, lot 57; bt. Messrs. Agnew on behalf of the Museum

Legal notes

From the R.H. Biffen Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 326 mm
Width: 227 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1959-04) by Sotheby's

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Materials used in production

Gum arabic

Components of the work

Support composed of card ( thin)
False Margins Height 449 mm Width 322 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour reinforced with gum arabic over traces of graphite on thin card, mounted with false margins

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J F Lewis
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Brush
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1864
  • Location: Lower left, below the above
  • Method of creation: Brush
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.6-1959
Primary reference Number: 11940
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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