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"The Sitwells Perform", a design for a fan: PD.10-1968

Object information

Awaiting location update

Titles

"The Sitwells Perform", a design for a fan

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Rutherston, Albert Daniel

Entities

Categories

Notes

History note: Balston, Thomas

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Thomas Balston through the National Art-Collections Fund, 1968

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1968) by Balston, Thomas

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of silk (textile)
Fan Size Height 250 mm Width 515 mm
Total Size Height 377 mm Width 615 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour with graphite underdrawing, on silk, laid down on card

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Albert R 32
  • Location: Bottom right
  • Method of creation: Red watercolour
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: A COMEDY OF MANNERS, LONDON. / T.E. BALSTON COMMANDIT 1929, ALBERT RUTHERSTON FECIT 1932
  • Location: Along bottom edge
  • Text: ES / OS
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Red watercolour
  • Text: SS / GS
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Red watercolour
  • Text: JUST TOUCH BASE of grey
  • Location: Semi-circular cut out, centre of fan
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Cover painting - -
  • Location: Right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.10-1968
Primary reference Number: 13471
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 31 January 2024 Last processed: Thursday 1 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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