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Study for 'The Mother': PD.92-1992

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Study for 'The Mother'


Draughtsman: Raphael, Sarah



Legal notes

From the Gaskell Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 147 mm
Width: 203 mm

Relative size of this object

20.3 m14.7 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1992) by Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite with scratching out on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: SWR
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: Bindle is Sarah Raphael's eldest sister - see letter in file

  • Text: The Mother / take away / Bindle figure in large version - elongate so / that man meets on mother's / knee (?)
  • Location: Upper left margin
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Study for The Mother
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.92-1992
Primary reference Number: 12407
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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