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The artist at breakfast: PD.1-1990

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The artist at breakfast


Draughtsman: Collins, Cecil



Legal notes

Bequeathed 1989; chosen by Mr Scrase from a group of drawings selected by the artist's widow, Mrs Elizabeth Collins.

Measurements and weight

Height: 283 mm
Width: 378 mm

Relative size of this object

37.8 m28.3 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1990) by Collins, Cecil


Production date: AD 1937

School or Style


Materials used in production

Coloured wash
Black ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and black ink, coloured wash and glue varnish, on light buff coloured paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Cecil Collins
  • Location: Upper left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1937
  • Location: Upper left, below the above
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Artist at Breakfast / 57: Cat 1102
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.1-1990
Primary reference Number: 14750
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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