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Grey and Silver - North Sea: PD.74-1959

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Grey and Silver - North Sea

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Whistler, James Abbott McNeill

Entities

Categories

Measurements and weight

Height: 165 mm
Width: 268 mm

Relative size of this object

26.8 m16.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1959) by Knowles, Guy John Fenton

Dating

Production date: circa AD 1884 : Date by MacDonald.

School or Style

American

Materials used in production

Watercolour

Components of the work

Support composed of wove paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour on wove paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: butterfly monogram

  • Location: Lower right-hand corner
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: No 13 Y
  • Location: Backing
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 1129i
  • Location: Backing
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: F H Grau / London
  • Location: Frame
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.74-1959
Primary reference Number: 14374
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 November 2022 Last processed: Wednesday 16 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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