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View of Vesuvias from above Portici: 1963

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View of Vesuvias from above Portici


Pars, William (Draughtsman)


History note: With the Bernard Squire Gallery, 12 Baker St., London W1

Measurements and weight

Height: 432 mm
Width: 630 mm

Relative size of this object

63 m43.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1936-11) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

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Materials used in production

Black ink
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper Painted Area: Height 416 mm Width 557 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Black chalk, watercolour, pen and black ink on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: (inscribed with title on the artist's original washed mount)
  • Location: On mount

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1963
Primary reference Number: 12208
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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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