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Illustration for Dalziel's edition of the "Arabian Nights": 730

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Illustration for Dalziel's edition of the "Arabian Nights"


Houghton, Arthur Boyd (Draughtsman)

Measurements and weight

Height: 261 mm
Width: 248 mm

Relative size of this object

24.8 m26.1 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1911-08) by Murray, Charles Fairfax

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Materials used in production

Black chalk
Indian ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen with Indian ink and black chalk on paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A.B.H.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink wash
  • Text: White Sunk out
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 730
Primary reference Number: 18404
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 20 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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