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The River Wye at Tintern Abbey: PD.46-1958

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The River Wye at Tintern Abbey


Loutherbourg, Philip James de (Painter)


History note: Anon. sale, Sotheby's, 9 May 1956 (172), bt. Agnew; bt. from Agnew's

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From the Fairhaven Fund.

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Method of acquisition: Bought (1958) by Thomas Agnew and Sons Ltd


Production date: AD 1805

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas Frame Depth 8 cm Height 125.4 cm Width 179 cm
Canvas Height 108 cm Width 161.9 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: P.I. de Loutherbourg R.A.
  • Location: Along the base towards the right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1805
  • Location: On the boat to right
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Tintern Abbey banks of the Wye. P.J. de Loutherbourg R.A.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Agnew's, 18068
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.46-1958
Primary reference Number: 3613
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 May 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 25 May 2021

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

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