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The lovers' opportunity: 2168

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The lovers' opportunity


Draughtsman: Rowlandson, Thomas




History note: Ricketts and Shannon Collection

Legal notes

The Ricketts and Shannon Collection. Bequeathed by Charles Shannon, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 194 mm
Width: 375 mm

Relative size of this object

37.5 m19.4 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood

School or Style


Materials used in production

Vermilion ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Pen and ink and vermilion ink and watercolour over traces of graphite on paper
Pen and ink

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2168
Primary reference Number: 19141
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 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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