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Study for "Wellington writing a dispatch", 1825: 738(17)

Object information

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Titles

Study for "Wellington writing a dispatch", 1825

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Wilkie, David

Entities

Categories

Notes

History note: W.W. Knighton, Christie's, 22 May 1885, lot. 365 with 366; bought by White (for Murray) £4

Measurements and weight

Height: 202 mm
Width: 145 mm

Relative size of this object

14.5 m20.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1912) by Murray, Charles Fairfax

Dating

Production date: AD 1825

Note

A study for the painting of 1836 in Aberdeen Art Gallery.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Brown ink
Sepia wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and brown ink with sepia wash on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: D. Wilkie
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1825
  • Location: Lower left, following the above
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date

Identification numbers

Accession number: 738(17)
Primary reference Number: 14402
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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