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Bully Forbes: PD.96-1974

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Bully Forbes


Draughtsman: Sickert, Walter Richard




History note: Baynes, Keith

Measurements and weight

Height: 340 mm
Width: 213 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1974) by Baynes, Keith


A study for 'Army and Navy', Bristol City Art Gallery dated by Wendy Baron (1972) to early 1914 (cat. no. 311, fig. 219). According to W.B. (p. 357), the time of the painting, and the inscription (see above) may be taken to imply that the two men are reminiscing about their experiences in the different services.

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Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Sickert
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Bully Forbes sail like a witch light breeze
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Army & Navy
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.96-1974
Primary reference Number: 13589
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 September 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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