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The Grotto at Eldon Road: PD.1-1981

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The Grotto at Eldon Road
Study of the Grotto at Eldon Road


Draughtsman: Nash, Paul




History note: With Leicester Galleries, 1938, from whom bought by Edward James; Edward James Foundation; with Anthony D'Offay and James Kirkman

Legal notes

From the Fairhaven Fund with a matching contribution from the V&A Grant-in-Aid.

Measurements and weight

Height: 582 mm
Width: 396 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1981) by Fairhaven Fund, The Victoria and Albert Museum grant-in-aid

School or Style


Materials used in production

Coloured chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Recto: graphite, traces of coloured chalk and watercolour; verso: graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 5
  • Location: Verso, upper left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.1-1981
Primary reference Number: 12155
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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