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Entrance to South Transept of Rouen Cathedral: 1579

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Current Location: In storage


Entrance to South Transept of Rouen Cathedral


Draughtsman: Ruskin, John




History note: T.W. Jackson, his sale, Christie's, 14 May 1915, lot 8 (bought Gooden & Fox (£2.00)); J.R Holliday

Measurements and weight

Height: 493 mm
Width: 320 mm

Relative size of this object

32 m49.3 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1927-08) by Holliday, J. R.


1854-05-18 - 1854-05-23

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Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Pen and ink : Graphite, black chalk, pen and ink and wash, with some white on paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: JR
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 18-23 May 1854
  • Location: Lower right, following the above
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Rouen
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1579
Primary reference Number: 13455
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 28 March 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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