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The Magic Apple Tree: 1490

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Current Location: Gallery 3


The Magic Apple Tree


Draughtsman: Palmer, Samuel




History note: Samuel Palmer; A.H. Palmer; by whom sold at Christie's, 20 February 1928, lot 38 ; A.E. Anderson

Legal notes

Given in memory of his brother, Frank

Measurements and weight

Height: 349 mm
Width: 273 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1928-09) by Anderson, A.E.


Production date: AD 1830 : see 'notes'

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Materials used in production

Gum arabic
Indian ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Pen and Indian ink, and watercolour, which in some areas has been mixed with a gum-like medium on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: From the Cotswald Gallery. Original Engravings by Old and Modern Masters, Watercolours, Drawings, Bronzes. 59 Frith Street, Soho Square, London, W.1.
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1490
Primary reference Number: 12193
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 23 September 2022 Last processed: Friday 23 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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