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Desenzano, Lake Garda: PD.2-1983

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Current Location: In storage


Desenzano, Lake Garda
Boccadasse, Genoa with Monte Fasce in the background


Painter: Bonington, Richard Parkes




History note: ? Bonington sale, Sotheby 29-30 June 1829, no. 159, Part of Genoa and the Bay, sold to Rogers, £31.00; Samuel Rogers (1763-1855); bequeathed by him to his nephew, William Sharpe; thence by descent to Professor E.S. Pearson, who presented it to Cranbourne Chase School, 1962; acquired from there through Thomas Agnew and Sons

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From the Fairhaven Fund with contributions from the Victoria and Albert Museum Grant-in-Aid, and the National Art-Collections Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 25.6 cm
Width: 33 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Desenzano, Lake Garda ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1983) by Thomas Agnew and Sons Ltd


Production date: AD 1826

School or Style


Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of millboard

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on millboard

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: R.P. Bonington Exhibition / Nottingham Castle Museum / 10 April - 22 May 1965 / Italian lake scene / Cranbourne Chase School, / Wardour Castle / 272
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed with typed additions
  • Type: Label
  • Text: The Arts Council of Great Britain / R.P. Bonington / 272 / Bonington / Italian Lake Scene / Cranbourne Chase School, Wardour / Castle
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed with typed additions
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Musée de Cherbourg / Exposition: / Bonington / les débuts de romantisme / en Angleterre et en Normandie / Juin-Octobre 1966 / R.P. BONINGTON / Italian Lake Scene / Preteur : Cranbourne Chase School / Salisbury / No Catalogue 51 (the last, handwritten)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed with typed additions
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.2-1983
Primary reference Number: 3134
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 1 December 2022 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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