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Design for the Poster from Maeterlinck's 'The Blue Bird': PD.23-2006

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Current Location: In storage


Design for the Poster from Maeterlinck's 'The Blue Bird'


Robinson, Frederick Cayley




Design for Maeterlinck's 'The Blue Bird'


History note: Theatre Royal, Haymarket; Christopher Wood

Legal notes

Bought from the Cunliffe Fund with contributions from the Art Fund and the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund, 2006

Measurements and weight

Height: 523 mm
Width: 320 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2006) by The Cunliffe Fund

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Materials used in production

Blue chalk
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of pasteboard

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite, black and blue chalk, watercolour and bodycolour on O.W pasteboard

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.23-2006
Primary reference Number: 133348
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 8 April 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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