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Study of a bough laden with apples: 1491

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Study of a bough laden with apples

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Palmer, Samuel

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Notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 294 mm
Width: 450 mm

Relative size of this object

45 m29.4 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1928-09) by Finberg, Mrs A.J.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

White chalk
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black chalk and chinese white on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1830 934 (read by Grigson as the date)
  • Location: Lower left
  • Text: Principle of size / Medium or large Apples universal bright / Exceptions / Some still a little larger & / some very much smaller - often / in gradated clusters / Gen. effect in Bright sun the whole / tree apples & leaves very golden / in the same tree will be / some boughs of darker apples / dim in relief but exquisite / in finish / boughs net in size to smallest / twigs - are I think of a crusty / texture and a pale dead gold (all of preceding section erased) Apple boughs fall in long shapes / like the branches - or the / same foreshortened which / is fine. the boughs are / pull'd down by the / weight. NB some / trail along on the / green gound.
  • Location: Left, top to bottom
  • Method of creation: Black chalk

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1491
Primary reference Number: 12196
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 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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