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Old copper mine at Beddgelert: PD.9-1987

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Old copper mine at Beddgelert


Draughtsman: Piper, John




History note: The Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation, Dallas, Texas; with James Kirkman, from whom bought

Legal notes

From the Biffen Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 570 mm
Width: 690 mm

Relative size of this object

69 m57 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1987) by Kirkman, James


Production date: AD 1948 : see 'notes'

School or Style


Materials used in production

Indian ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( 4 additional strips of paper, one on each side)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Brush, watercolour, bodycolour and Indian ink, with some scratching out, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: John Piper
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: K32 x 28 X 3211A K324 28 x 32 // 2 Light Gray mat 11 white Filler (instructions for mounting)
  • Location: Below
  • Method of creation: Red
  • Text: Old Copper Mine at Beddgelert
  • Location: Verso

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.9-1987
Primary reference Number: 12238
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 17 May 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 18 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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