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Night coming to the forest: PD.54-1972

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Night coming to the forest


Draughtsman: Pearson, Alec




History note: Brownlow, M.E.L.

Measurements and weight

Height: 190 mm
Width: 227 mm

Relative size of this object

22.7 m19 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1972) by Brownlow, M. E. L., Mrs

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Pen and ink, watercolour and bodycolour on paper
Pen and ink

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Alec Pearson
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Heffer Gallery, 18 & 19 Sindey St., Cambridge
  • Location: Backboard
  • Method of creation: Label

Inscription present: brown

  • Text: Forest 17. Watercolour & / - (?) / Night coming to the forest / 20 gns (with another small circular label attached, with the following typed on to it) 54 (in the artist's hand)
  • Location: Backboard
  • Method of creation: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.54-1972
Primary reference Number: 12219
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Night coming to the forest" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-12-10 05:44:20

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