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The Boat House: PD.3-1968

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Boat House


Painter: Hitchens, Sydney Ivon




History note: Bt. by the donor from the artist, through the Leicester Galleries, London, probably in December 1956

Measurements and weight

Height: 50.8 cm
Width: 84.2 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1968) by Bliss, J. Howard


Production date: AD 1956 : in the early morning

School or Style


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: I HItchens
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 'Boat house 1956' / by IVON HITCHENS / Greenleaves Lavington Common / Petworth Sussex (writen in the same hand as the similar label at the back of no. PD.2-1968)
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 9
  • Location: Verso, canvas
  • Method of creation: White chalk

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.3-1968
Primary reference Number: 3361
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 14 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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