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The Doorway of the old Ashmolean Museum, Oxford: PD.47-1997

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Current Location: In storage


The Doorway of the old Ashmolean Museum, Oxford


Draughtsman: Nicholson, William




History note: T.W. Bacon; Thomas Agnew & Sons

Legal notes

From the Fairhaven Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 360 mm
Width: 272 mm

Relative size of this object

27.2 m36 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1997) by Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd

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Materials used in production

Black wash
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of tracing paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Pen and ink : Pen and ink, black chalk and wash, heightened with white on tracing paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W.N.
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Black chalk
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Original drawing William Nichols (-on; the last two letters no longer appear due to damage in the paper)
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Black chalk

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.47-1997
Primary reference Number: 12177
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Monday 29 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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