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Sketchbook, ?1912: PD.79-1994

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Sketchbook, ?1912


Draughtsman: Raverat, Gwendolen



Coverboards covered in white linen. Off-white paper. Collocation: four gatherings containing the following number of leafs: eight (one attached to front cover); seven (one torn out); eight; eight (one attached to back cover). Many blank pages: 2(verso)-6(verso) inclusive, 12(recto), 27(verso), mostly figure studies, partial figure studies and outdoor sketches; last pages of book dedicated to studies of sheep shearing. Titled studies include 'horse chesnut' and 'Andre Gide'.

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: ? AD 1912

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black ink
Blue ink
Grey-blue wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Coverboards Height 232 mm Width 140 mm
Sheet Size Height 232 mm Width 140 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Bach / Klavierwerke Supplement No 1959 Peters / Organ Composition for piano / arranged by Liszt 222}223} Peters.
  • Location: Inside front cover, inverted
  • Method of creation: Blue ink
  • Text: jersey for E. 16 neck / 18 shoulders
  • Location: Inside front cover, below the above when inverted
  • Method of creation: Black ink

Inscription present: below this there are some measurements and knitting instructions for gloves for Jacques

  • Location: Inside front cover, below the above when inverted
  • Method of creation: Graphite and blue ink
  • Text: M.25 Ivenyss Rd / Blackheath / SE3
  • Location: Inside back cover, top right
  • Text: Manufactured by / PERCY YOUNG, / ENGLISH & FOREIGN / ARTISTS' COLOURMAN, / GOWER ST., W.C., / London, England. / (Sketch Books a SpĂ©cialitĂ©.)
  • Location: Inside back cover, lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed label
  • Text: Sheep sheering <sic>
  • Location: Back cover (the one with the Fitzwilliam label)
  • Method of creation: Pen and black ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.79-1994
Primary reference Number: 28095
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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