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Landscape with farm buildings: PD.17-1955

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Landscape with farm buildings


Whistler, James Abbott McNeill (Draughtsman)


History note: In Whistler's studio at his death in 1903, bequeathed by him to his sister-in-law and executrix, Miss R. Birnie Philip; Messrs Colnaghi in 1955

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From the Biffen Fund.

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Height: 123 mm
Width: 205 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1955) by P. and D. Colnaghi and Co. Ltd


Production date: circa AD 1884 : MacDonald dates the drawing c 1883-4, and the signature, c. 1884. She suggests a number of possibly locations: Combe Hall Farm, Norburton, Kingston on Thames (residence of Lord & Lady Campbell; see MacDonald 848), Moreby Hall in Yorkshire, the home of Thomas Henry Preston, JP, where Whistler was a house-guest (MacDonald: 908), or Speke Hall near Liverpool

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Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour on paper

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.17-1955
Primary reference Number: 14352
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 13 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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