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Sketchbook, 1909-12: PD.153-1994

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Sketchbook, 1909-12


Draughtsman: Raverat, Jacques Pierre
Draughtsman: Raverat, Gwendolen



Coverboards covered in simulated water silk paper with a black adhesive tape along spine. Paper: inside front and back covers and f.42 verso are pale pink/peach-coloured stiffened paper. Otherwise off-white paper, edges possibly red tinted at some stage. Collocation: four gatherings containing the following number of leaves: eleven (one attached to front cover and three torn out); twelve (one torn out); twelve; twelve (one attached to back cover and one torn out. Binding not very stable - pages loose or gatherings starting to pull out.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1994) by Gurney, Sophie, Mrs


1909 - 1912


Preliminary studies for 'Gethsemene' [39] 1912, and 'A Dream' [36], 1911. Studies including a watercolour of Cruxifiction. Studies of geometric designs and spirals, possibly inspired by tiles. Figure studies and portrait studies. Several repeated themes which may be preliminary ideas for later works.

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1 / - e/n
  • Location: Inside front cover, upper left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: From / HARRY JOHNSON & NEPHEW, / Family & Commercial Stationers, / 3, ST. ANDREW'S STREET, CAMBRIDGE.
  • Location: Inside front cover, centre of folio
  • Method of creation: Printed label

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Accession number: PD.153-1994
Primary reference Number: 27714
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Saturday 27 March 2021

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

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