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Study of an old woman by a fire: PD.87-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Study of an old woman by a fire


Draughtsman: Eardley, Joan Kathleen Harding




History note: Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 1950 (592); bt. Batchelor from the exhibition (£10.10.0; with 'Study of a Portrait' by James Cowie).

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2015) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady


20th Century
Production date: circa AD 1950

School or Style


Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Sheet Height 465 mm Width 628 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black chalk

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Joan Eardley
  • Location: Sheet lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.87-2015
Primary reference Number: 210209
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 8 December 2016 Updated: Tuesday 20 June 2023 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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