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Portrait of Guy John Fenton Knowles: PD.12-1959

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Portrait of Guy John Fenton Knowles


Draughtsman: Strang, William



Measurements and weight

Height: 417 mm
Width: 267 mm

Relative size of this object

26.7 m41.7 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1959-05) by Knowles, Kenneth


Production date: AD 1903 : watermark: Coat of Arms with climbing lion, M.D. and dated MDCCCXXVIII

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of prepared paper ( pink)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite, black and red chalk on pink prepared paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W. Strang
  • Location: Lower right-hand corner
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1903
  • Location: Lower right-hand corner, below the above
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Guy Knowles
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black chalk

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.12-1959
Primary reference Number: 13709
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 25 February 2021 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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