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The Grotto of Posilippo: PD.1-1954

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Grotto of Posilippo


Draughtsman: Wilson, Richard




History note: Earl of Dartmouth, sold Christie's, 29 January 1954, lot 25

Legal notes

From the Fairhaven Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 284 mm
Width: 423 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1954) by Christie's

School or Style


Materials used in production

White chalk
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( blue grey; laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black and white chalks on blue grey paper, laid down on card

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: B
  • Location: Mount, lower right
  • Text: 25
  • Location: Verso, upper right

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.1-1954
Primary reference Number: 14444
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 17 March 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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