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Studies for the costumes of The Empress and Mr Woodhouse: PD.883-1975

Object information

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Studies for the costumes of The Empress and Mr Woodhouse


Draughtsman: Raverat, Gwendolen



Measurements and weight

Height: 227 mm
Width: 317 mm

Relative size of this object

31.7 m22.7 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1975) by Gurney, Sophie and Hambro, Elisabeth


Design for an Amateur production of 'The Poisoned Kiss'

School or Style


Materials used in production

Gold paint

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Graphite, brush, watercolour, bodycolour and some gold on paper (two pieces of unequal size stuck together)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: The Empress, end of Act III
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Mr Woodhouse
  • Location: Below right hand drawing
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Dipsacus / Act III
  • Location: Below right hand drawing
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: (instructions for making)
  • Location: Right hand drawimg
  • Method of creation: Graphite and ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.883-1975
Primary reference Number: 13143
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 6 August 2011 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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