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Self-portrait: PD.27-1948

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Oliver, Peter (Draughtsman)


History note: Nathaniel Hone (Lugt 2793); Alan Keen, London

Legal notes

From the Spencer Perceval Fund, through H. Gronou (Messrs. Colnaghi.).

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1948) by P. and D. Colnaghi and Co. Ltd

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Materials used in production

Grey wash
White chalk
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( buff) Paper Height 274 mm Width 189 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black chalk with highlights in white (slightly oxidised) with slight touches of grey wash on buff paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Oliver P(?) / picture
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Red chalk
  • Text: Coll wash ?... (mounter's notes)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: No. 56
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 3
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.27-1948
Primary reference Number: 12182
Lugt: 2793
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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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