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Two prawns: 1530(1)

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Two prawns


Draughtsman: Sargent, John Singer



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1930-08) by Sargent, Emily and Ormond, Francis

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Materials used in production

Brown ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Paper Height 247 mm Width 343 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and brown ink over traces of graphite, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J.S.1
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Study of fish and shrimps / by John S. Sargent R.A. / presented to the Glasgow Art Gallery / by his sisters
  • Location: Old backboard
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Grand Central Art Galleries / 15 Vanderbilt Avenue / New York
  • Location: Old backboard
  • Method of creation: Stamp

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1530(1)
Primary reference Number: 13524
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 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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