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View of Drogheda: PD.5-1956

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


View of Drogheda


Draughtsman: Place, Francis




History note: By descent from the artist to Patrick Allen-Fraser; sold privately through Messrs. Agnew , 1954

Legal notes

Bought from Fairhaven Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 368 mm
Width: 914 mm

Relative size of this object

91.4 m36.8 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1956) by Thomas Agnew and Sons Ltd


Production date: AD 1698

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen, sepia ink and grey wash, on two sheets of paper, joined at the centre

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Droghdagh from St Johns hill - 1698 (in the artist's hand)
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: The River Boyne
  • Location: In river, to left
  • Text: (a key to the various landmarks identified with letters) A. St Marc's / B. the Mound / C. St Johns Gate / E. The Towers of the Bridg / F. The Tolgate / G. St Laurences Gate / H. The Church where they hold ... / I. The Irish or North gate / K. the West gate / L. The Maidon Tower
  • Location: Top right

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.5-1956
Primary reference Number: 12239
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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