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The whaler: PD.116-1950

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Titles

The whaler

Maker(s)

Turner, Joseph Mallord William (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: Messrs. Wm. B. Paterson, from whom purchased 26 November 1907 (£20) by T.W. Bacon (bill in Museum's files)

Measurements and weight

Height: 227 mm
Width: 325 mm

Relative size of this object

32.5 m22.7 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 (1950) by Bacon, T.W.

Dating

Production date: AD/CE 1845

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Graphite
Watercolour
Graphite

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour over traces of graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: He breaks away (in Turner's hand)
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.116-1950
Primary reference Number: 14037
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 14 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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Drawing" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/14037 Accessed: 2021-11-27 23:22:58

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