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Palermo, from the gardens of the Convent of Sta. Maria di Jesu: PD.6-1977

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Titles

Palermo, from the gardens of the Convent of Sta. Maria di Jesu

Maker(s)

De Wint, Peter (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: Christie's sale March 1st, 1977 (part of lot 17), bought for the Museum by Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd.

Legal notes

From the Fairhaven Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 132 mm
Width: 204 mm

Relative size of this object

20.4 m13.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1977) by Christie's

Note

After an original by Major Light, made 'in situ', for W.B. Cooke's 'Sicilian Scenery'. De Wint never visited Italy, but, as in the drawings for Stanhope's 'Olympia' of 1824, he reworked the drawings made on the spot by an amateur draughtsman.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Graphite
Brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Brown wash over slight traces of graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Palermo from the gardens of Sta Maria di Gesu
  • Location: Old mount, lower centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.6-1977
Primary reference Number: 14512
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 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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