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William Petrie: PD.11-1968

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William Petrie


Miniaturist: Smart, John



History note: By descent in the artist's own family to his great-granddaughter Mrs Busteed; her sale Christie's 17 December 1936 (11), where bought Agnew's, from whom bought by Thomas Balston

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Thomas Balston through the National Art-Collections Fund, 1968

Measurements and weight

Height: 72 mm
Width: 67 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1968) by Balston, Thomas


Production date: AD 1789

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of card

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Graphite and watercolour on card

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: possibly in the artist's own hand

  • Text: Wm Petrie Esqr. / 1789
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.11-1968
Primary reference Number: 18231
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 31 January 2024 Last processed: Thursday 1 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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