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Study of an architectural feature, possibly a spire?: 1729*42

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Study of an architectural feature, possibly a spire?


Draughtsman: Wardle, George Young




History note: Philip Webb

Measurements and weight

Height: 250 mm
Width: 129 mm

Relative size of this object

12.9 m25 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1934-12) by Walker, Dorothy

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of tracing paper ( brown)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour (or ink?) and graphite on brown tracing paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Mr. Webb.
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: all the modelling / or embossed work / is plaster. / The whole is gilded / (?) bell of cap. / The little buttresset / of ?ash, this is the / finial, is set / anglewise + clear / of the style which / it covers.
  • Location: Mid right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: This cannot be / completely restored / from any parts / remaining.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1729*42
Primary reference Number: 22360
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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