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The Woodcutter's Cottage: PD.22-2006

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The Woodcutter's Cottage


Sime, Sidney Herbert




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: 415 mm
Width: 680 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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

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Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black chalk, watercolour and bodycolour on paper; laid down on board, a strip of 110mm added to right hand edge

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Please keep I clean & return I to the Stage I - manager
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.22-2006
Primary reference Number: 133349
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Created: Thursday 21 March 2013 Updated: Thursday 21 March 2013 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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