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The bird's nest: 3398

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The bird's nest


Draughtsman: Ward, James, R.A.



Measurements and weight

Height: 158 mm
Width: 240 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1885)

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey-blue wash
Red chalk
White chalk
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of prepared paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black and white chalk, with traces of red chalk on a prepared grey-blue surface, on paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: JW-
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: The birds nest / study from nature
  • Location: Old mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 3398
Primary reference Number: 14214
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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