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Portrait of Laura Forster: PD.35-1970

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Portrait of Laura Forster


Richmond, George (Draughtsman)

Legal notes

Given at the wish of E.M. Forster, O.M.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1970) by Sprott, W. H.


Production date: circa AD 1845 : The drawing is not dated, but the age of the sitter alone enables us to suggest c. 1845. On the verso there is a sketch of two animals (?lionesses) in black chalk with white highlights.

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Materials used in production

White chalk
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( grey) Sheet Size Height 435 mm Width 289 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black and white chalks on grey paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Laura Forster
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: (various instructions for framing)
  • Location: Along the lower edges, concealed by mount

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.35-1970
Primary reference Number: 13239
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Monday 29 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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