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Fortified pass, Val d' Aosta: 1585

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Fortified pass, Val d' Aosta


Turner, Joseph Mallord William (Draughtsman)


History note: John Ruskin; Arthur Severn, sold Sotheby's, 10 May 1931, lot 109, bt. for the Friends of the Fitzwilliam

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Method of acquisition: Given (1931) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Production date: AD/CE 1802

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Materials used in production

Black chalk
Gum arabic

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper ( laid down) Paper: Height 324 mm Width 480 mm
Support Sheet: Height 356 mm Width 526 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour over black chalk with gum arabic on paper, laid down onto support sheet (paper)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1585
Primary reference Number: 13913
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 August 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 11 August 2021

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

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