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Buttermere Coombe: 3997.32

Object information


Buttermere Coombe


Sunderland, Thomas (Draughtsman)

Measurements and weight

Height: 223 mm
Width: 326 mm

Relative size of this object

32.6 m22.3 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1828-11) by Wathen, James


Production date: AD 1808

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash
Brown ink
Blue wash
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of prepared paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black chalk, pen and brown ink, blue and grey wash on prepared paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: On Buttermole - Cumb
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Scene in Buttermole Coombe .... T. Sunderland Esq 1808
  • Location: Mount, lower edge
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 3997.32
Primary reference Number: 13753
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Buttermere Coombe" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-06-26 21:00:57

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