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Algernon Charles Swinburne: 682

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Current Location: In storage


Algernon Charles Swinburne


Draughtsman: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel




History note: Given by the arist to Fanny Cornforth who sold it to Lord Battersea; bought from him by Fairfax Murray after the New Gallery Exhibition

Measurements and weight

Height: 182 mm
Width: 158 mm

Relative size of this object

15.8 m18.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1909-07) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


Production date: AD 1861


The drawing was executed as a pendant to the portrait of Browning - no. 681, S. 275.

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Materials used in production

White chalk
Coloured chalks
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Graphite, black chalk, watercolour, bodycolour, coloured chalks heightened with white and highlights scratched out of the paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: monogram

  • Location: Upper right corner
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1861
  • Location: Upper right corner
  • Type: Date
  • Text: New Gallery Winter Exhibition 1897-8. Title, Algernon C. Swinburne by D.G. Rossetti, Lent by Lord Battersea, Overstrand Corner. Reg no. 2.3
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Label
  • Text: A.C. Swinburne (watercolour) by D.G. Rossetti, 1861
  • Location: Verso, on wood
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 682
Primary reference Number: 13344
Surtees: 523
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 18 November 2022 Last processed: Friday 18 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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