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Tonbridge Castle, Kent: 1588

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Current Location: In storage


Tonbridge Castle, Kent


Draughtsman: Turner, Joseph Mallord William




History note: John Ruskin; passed to Arthur Severn, at Brantwood, sold Sotheby's, 20 May 1931, lot 117, bt. for the Friends of the Fitzwilliam

Measurements and weight

Height: 198 mm
Width: 277 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1931) by Sotheby's


Production date: circa AD 1794

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Materials used in production

Grey wash
Blue wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Grey and blue wash over graphite, on paper

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1588
Primary reference Number: 13896
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 9 August 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 9 August 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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