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Study of a portion of tree trunk (Silver Birch?) with ivy (Hedera helix) and another trailing plant: PD.922-1973

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Study of a portion of tree trunk (Silver Birch?) with ivy (Hedera helix) and another trailing plant


Ruskin, John (Draughtsman)


History note: Henry Rogers Broughton, 2nd Lord of Fairhaven

Measurements and weight

Height: 308 mm
Width: 264 mm

Relative size of this object

26.4 m30.8 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1973) by Fairhaven, Henry Rogers Broughton


Production date: AD/CE 1876-07-29

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Components of the work

Support: composed of card

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and bodycolour on card

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Kathleen. H. Gordon / with love from her playmate / John Ruskin 29 July 1876
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.922-1973
Primary reference Number: 13463
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 1 September 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 1 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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