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A View of St Peter's and the Vatican, Rome: PD.32-1964

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A View of St Peter's and the Vatican, Rome


Draughtsman: Smith, John Irthington (Warwick Smith)



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From the Fairhaven Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 307 mm
Width: 435 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1964) by John Manning


Production date: ? AD 1799 : See 'inscriptions/marks'.

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( stuck down)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Graphite and watercolour on paper, stuck down

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: underlined

  • Text: Distant view of St Peter's / and the Vatican at Rome / John Smith 1799 (in the hand of the artist?)
  • Location: Back of the card

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.32-1964
Primary reference Number: 13627
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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