Skip to main content

On the Dart: PD.3-1977

An image of Drawing

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Awaiting location update


On the Dart


Draughtsman: De Wint, Peter



Legal notes

Given in memory of his brother, Dr. Mark Pryor, of Trinity College.

Measurements and weight

Height: 243 mm
Width: 338 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1977) by Pryor, R. M. M.


A study for PD.5-1977. See also PD.121-1950. A third study is in the Lincoln, Usher Gallery (UG.866) and two brown ink drawings were sold at Christie's in 1976 (see photos in file).

School or Style


Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Peter De WInt R.W.S. 1784-1849 / On the Dart. A study for Armstrong Plate 21 / A grey wash version is in the Usher. Both the / latter & this lack the snarled tree across the Mill House, left, in the finished picture
  • Location: Old mount, lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: The Usher version has a four arched bridge, with / piers. In fact it never had more than one, / Another version is in the Fitzwilliam. Very highly / coloured, with no mill, no cows and no bridge.
  • Location: Old mount, lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.3-1977
Primary reference Number: 14510
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 8 November 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "On the Dart" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-02-27 23:11:45

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=On the Dart |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-02-27 23:11:45|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        alt="On the Dart"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">On the Dart</figcaption>

More objects and works of art you might like

On the Dart, 1848

Accession Number: PD.121-1950

On the Dart

Accession Number: PD.5-1977

Totnes, on the Dart

Accession Number: P.10044-R


Accession Number: GR.566.1923

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...