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Rough sea beside a jetty: PD.219-1994

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Current Location: In storage


Rough sea beside a jetty


Painter: Sorensen, Carl Frederik




History note: With Timothy Hobart

Measurements and weight

Height: 31.8 cm
Width: 45.4 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1994) by Bartlett Fund


Production date: AD 1849

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Carl Frederick Sørensen
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: With the point of the brush
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1849
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: With the point of the brush
  • Type: Date
  • Text: The Port at Arst (illegibly - but can be translated as)
  • Location: Verso

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.219-1994
Primary reference Number: 3040
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 1 December 2022 Last processed: Thursday 1 December 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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