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Layer Marney Towers, Essex, from the North West: 899.16

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Titles

Layer Marney Towers, Essex, from the North West

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Constable, John

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Notes

History note: No trace in the early sales

Measurements and weight

Height: 109 mm
Width: 81 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1917-11) by Murray, Charles Fairfax

Dating

Production date: AD 1814-06-22

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Graphite and watercolour on paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in Constable's hand

  • Text: 22 June, 1814 Layer -
  • Location: Bottom
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Date

Inscription present: in Constable's hand

  • Text: 25
  • Location: Bottom
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: in Constable's hand, added later

  • Text: 35
  • Location: Bottom
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: the writing here becomes illegible - it appears that the graphite has been rubbed; very faint; Constable's hand?

  • Text: Layer Marney hall - supposed to be / built by Lord Marney - 8 stories high - / Wm Marney was Sherriff of Essex / and in 1502 Sir Henry / was privy Councillor to King Henry VII - / - VIII - and a Gorton Ld. Privy / Seal in 1522 - created Ld. Marney 1523 - / the Manor passed from them to / Sir Brian Tuke - and to Sir Saml. Tryon / and lastly to Nicholas (?) Cornwallis esq - / the hall windows had in them the arms of (?) Henry and those great families into which / they have married - 26 sheilds - / the - of Layer Marney was / - from this noble famiy - of -
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 899.16
Primary reference Number: 14884
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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