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Stage setting for Maurice Maeterlinck's 'The Betrothal': 1647

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Current Location: In storage


Stage setting for Maurice Maeterlinck's 'The Betrothal'


Draughtsman: Ricketts, Charles de Sousy



Legal notes

Given by the National Art Collections Fund, 1933

Measurements and weight

Height: 272 mm
Width: 383 mm

Relative size of this object

38.3 m27.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1933) by National Art Collections Fund


Production date: AD 1921-01-08 : N.A.C.F. label giving date of stage production

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Watercolour and bodycolour on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ledge to hide trap / make this higher
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: (N.A.C.F. label gives date of production as 8 January 1921 at the Gaiety Theatre)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1647
Primary reference Number: 13261
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 October 2022 Last processed: Thursday 20 October 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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