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The Brilliants (Meeting of a convivial club): 2172

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The Brilliants (Meeting of a convivial club)
Tracing of recto, with several changes which are incuded in the subsequent engraving


Draughtsman: Rowlandson, Thomas




History note: Sold Christie's, 12 February 1912, lot 75, bt. Howard (£17.170d); Ricketts and Shannon Collection

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 310 mm
Width: 462 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: in or after AD 1798

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Materials used in production

Black ink
Vermilion ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite, pen with faded black and vermilion inks and watercolour on paper

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2172
Primary reference Number: 19145
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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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