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Cliffs on the sea: PD.480-R

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Cliffs on the sea


Draughtsman: Cox, David, the elder (Pupil of)



Measurements and weight

Height: 125 mm
Width: 175 mm

Relative size of this object

17.5 m12.5 m What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Hastings

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922) by Perceval, Spencer George


Production date: AD 1831-09-19

School or Style


Materials used in production

White bodycolour

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour and white bodycolour on paper, laid down on blue paper mount

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Hastings Sept 19, 1831
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Hastings
  • Location: Mount, lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Hastings
  • Location: Mount, verso, centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 3
  • Location: Mount, verso, lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.480-R
Primary reference Number: 29577
Temporary Perceval number: PB480
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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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Cliffs on the sea" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-04-01 19:20:35

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