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Susannah Wedgwood, mother of Charles Darwin: PD.26-2010

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Current Location: In storage


Susannah Wedgwood, mother of Charles Darwin


Paillou, Peter, the younger




History note: Erasmus Alvey Darwin; Charles Darwin; William Erasmus Darwin; Margaret Elizabeth Keynes; W.M. Keynes

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 70 mm
Width: 60 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1793

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Components of the work

Support composed of ivory

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour on ivory

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.26-2010
Primary reference Number: 186347
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 4 April 2012 Updated: Wednesday 1 June 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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