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A cockerel, a muscovy (?) Drake on water with Bullrushes: PD.109-1973.28

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Current Location: In storage


A cockerel, a muscovy (?) Drake on water with Bullrushes


Draughtsman: Robert, Nicolas (Attributed to)



Measurements and weight

Height: 203 mm
Width: 308 mm

Relative size of this object

30.8 m20.3 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1973) by Fairhaven, Henry Rogers Broughton

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour on vellum - the drawing interrupts the border lines, right

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Coq
  • Location: Left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Cane
  • Location: Right of centre
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Roseau
  • Location: Right
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.109-1973.28
Primary reference Number: 31305
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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