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View near Palermo: PD.7-1977

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View near Palermo


De Wint, Peter (Draughtsman)


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

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From the Fairhaven Fund.

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Height: 106 mm
Width: 217 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


After an original drawing made by Major Light, made 'in situ', for W.B. Cooke's 'Sicilian Scenery' - see also PD.6-1977.

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Materials used in production

Brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Brown wash over slight traces of graphite, with highlights scratched in, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Near Palermo
  • Location: Old mount, lower centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.7-1977
Primary reference Number: 14513
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Thursday 17 March 2022

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

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