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Sunset: PD.226-1961

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A sketch for the same subject


Linnell, John (Draughtsman)


History note: Mrs. T.H. Riches, Sale, Sotheby's, 18 October 1950, part of lot 130, bt. Agnew (no. 14191) ; Bullard, John Eric

Measurements and weight

Height: 107 mm
Width: 146 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961-10) by Bullard, John Eric


Production date: AD 1812

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Components of the work

Support composed of paper Recto Verso

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J Linnell
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1812
  • Location: Lower centre, following the above
  • Type: Date
  • Text: fine pearly grey / boys playing at cricket in the foreground / distant view of Highgate Hill / clearer purple (in artist's hand)
  • Location: Verso

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.226-1961
Primary reference Number: 11972
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Sunset" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-06-27 18:17:37

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