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Lough Rigg, Ambleside: 1051

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Lough Rigg, Ambleside


Draughtsman: Towne, Francis




History note: Messrs. Agnew, 7 June 1921 for £75 (with no. 1052)

Measurements and weight

Height: 156 mm
Width: 236 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1921) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Production date: AD 1786

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Graphite, pen, ink and watercolour on paper
Pen and ink

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: No. 5 F. Towne
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1786
  • Location: Lower left, below the above
  • Type: Date
  • Text: No. 5 / Loff Rigg near Ambleside Westmoreland / drawn on the spot by / Francis Towne / 1786 / morning light from the / right hand
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1051
Primary reference Number: 13821
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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