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Sunrise in the Wengernalp: PD.53-1998

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Current Location: In storage


Sunrise in the Wengernalp


Painter: Fearnley, Thomas




History note: James MacKinnon

Legal notes

Bought from the Gow Fund with a contribution from the National Art Collections Fund.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1998) by The Gow Fund National Art Collections Fund


Production date: circa AD 1835


This sketch is a study for Fearnley's painting of the same title, executed in 1838.

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of paper canvas
Frame Depth 7.5 cm Height 38.7 cm Width 44.6 cm
Canvas Height 24.5 cm Width 30 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on paper, laid on canvas

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.53-1998
Primary reference Number: 3014
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 March 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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