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An old gateway: PD.7-2010

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An old gateway


Cotman, John Sell

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Dr W.M. Keynes, 2009, received 2010

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2010) by Keynes, W. M., Dr.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash

Components of the work

Support composed of brown paper Image Height 281 mm Width 205 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Grey wash with graphite

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Cotman
  • Location: Lower right margin
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature

Inscription present: Appears as though engraved on the side of a stone in the foreground of the picture

  • Text: Johannes Sell Cotmano.
  • Location: Lower center image
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Type: Signature

Inscription present: Fine lines, possibly depicting landscape and/or architecture

  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Sketch
  • Text: ex Richard Cobbold / From his aunt - Mrs Batt (or Bate?) / of Ipswich
  • Location: Verso lower center
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: 3 retangular bars, outline only, one above the other on a slight diagonal
  • Location: Verso lower left
  • Method of creation: Purple ink
  • Type: Stamp

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.7-2010
Primary reference Number: 176680
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 April 2012 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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