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He reached Q: CAL 10-2007

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


He reached Q


Calligrapher: Harris, David



Virginia Woolf in 'To the Lighthouse' uses the alphabet as a measurement of the scale of human endeavour, fading towards Z as the goals become increasingly unattainable.

Legal notes

Given by David Harris

Measurements and weight

Height: 600 mm
Width: 490 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given by Harris, David


Production date: AD 2005

Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of hardboard

Techniques used in production

Brushwork : Acrylic on hardboard, brush drawn letters

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CAL 10-2007
Primary reference Number: 167380
Old object number: Calligraphy/Harris/1
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 1 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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