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View of the Colosseum: PD.220-1994

Object information

Current Location: In storage


View of the Colosseum


Draughtsman: Wright, Joseph (Wright of Derby)



Legal notes

From the Fairhaven Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 483 mm
Width: 610 mm

Relative size of this object

61 m48.3 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1994) by Thomas Agnew and Sons Ltd

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash
Black ink
Brown ink

Components of the work

Support composed of prepared paper ( yellowish-brown)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite, pen and brown and black ink and grey wash on yellowish-brown prepared paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Jos. Wright delin.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 30
  • Location: Upper left
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.220-1994
Primary reference Number: 14603
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 4 February 2021 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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