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Wherries at Anchor on Breydon Water: PD.9-1988

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Current Location: In storage


Wherries at Anchor on Breydon Water


Painter: Cotman, John Sell




History note: Sir Gervase Beckett; Sir Martyn Beckett

Legal notes

Through Agnew's, from the Fairhaven and Cunliffe Funds with a contribution from the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 51 cm
Width: 73.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1988) by Beckett, Martyn


Production date: circa AD 1810 : Date by Kitson.

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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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.9-1988
Primary reference Number: 3175
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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