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Master Wolff: 1931c

Object information

Titles

Master Wolff

Maker(s)

Downman, John (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: The artist; bequeathed to his only daughter, Mrs Isabella Cloe Benjamin; acquired by the Hon. George Neville, later Neville Granville, Dean of Windsor, c. 1825; by descent to Mrs Maitland; Lady Longmore; 2nd Series bt. from Lady Longmore in 1936 for the Museum by two anonymous Friends of the Fitzwilliam and by the N.A.C.F.

Measurements and weight

Height: 125 mm
Width: 109 mm

Relative size of this object

10.9 m12.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1936-10) by Anonymous

Dating

Production date: AD 1780

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

White chalk
Black chalk
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black, red and white chalk with stump, some lines incised with a stylus, on paper attached to mount sheet

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Master Wolff 1780
  • Location: Mount, below
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 1931c
Primary reference Number: 15101
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Master Wolff" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/15101 Accessed: 2022-06-27 01:10:18

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