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Avenue of trees leading to a house: PD.12-2010

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Avenue of trees leading to a house


Farington, Joseph


From the artist's own abum of his sketches


History note: Artist's own album of sketches; Sir Robert Witt; with A. Reed, 1984 (£45)

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 150 mm
Width: 132 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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

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Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink with brown wash and white chalk on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: This drawing by Joseph Farington RA was given to me by Sir Robert Witt at his house 39 Port ??? on 1.4.1935, after dinner while we were looking through Farington's own scrap book of his drawings which Sir Robert had bought at Sotherby's ??? 2.4.1935 London
  • Location: Verso, right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.12-2010
Primary reference Number: 179658
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 April 2012 Last processed: Saturday 27 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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