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Study of fire pulleys: 1421x

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Study of fire pulleys


Draughtsman: Prout, Samuel



Measurements and weight

Height: 121 mm
Width: 207 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1927-08) by Holliday, J. R.

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Materials used in production

Brown ink

Components of the work

Support composed of cartridge paper ( white)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and brown ink and wash over graphite on white cartridge paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Pf B 1421 S. Prout
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1421x
Primary reference Number: 12308
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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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Study of fire pulleys" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-02-08 15:23:27

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