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The Windmill: P.1599-1991

Object information

Titles

The Windmill

Maker(s)

Middiman, Samuel (Printmaker)
After Gainsborough, Thomas (Painter)

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 203 mm
Width: 263 mm

Relative size of this object

26.3 m20.3 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

Production date: AD 1771

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Engraving

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Tho.s Gainsborough R.A. pinx.
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Sam.l Middiman sculp.
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1599-1991
Primary reference Number: 28938
Nagler (Künstler-Lexicon): 11
Le Blanc: 83
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 August 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 24 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "The Windmill" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/28938 Accessed: 2022-07-05 08:32:15

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