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Light and shade in sculpture (continued): 832/7.f.58

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Light and shade in sculpture (continued)


Draughtsman: Flaxman, John


Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1916-12) by Murray, Charles Fairfax

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Materials used in production

Brown ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Leaf Height 230 mm Width 169 mm

Techniques used in production

Handwriting : Pen and brown ink on laid paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 58
  • Location: Recto, upper right corner
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: the following in brown ink: [i] preceding word crossed through; [ii] preceding word crossed through; [iii] three preceding words crossed through; [iv] inscription between marks crossed through; [v] preceding word crossed through; [vi] three preceding words crossed through; [vii] preceding four words crossed through; [viii] preceding letter crossed through; [ix] two preceding words crossed through; [x] preceding word crossed through; [xi] three preceding words crossed through

  • Text: surrounding sh[i] objects, the azure sky, the Green[ii] / various coloured sea, & the dark brown & green colour of / the Land; in their forms[iii] the general form of a / building is quadrangular, & of consequence distinguished / from the sea, whose general form is determined by / a direct horizontal line, & from the land, whose / form, is a succession & continuation of waving lines / [iv] the figures of trees & thus the general effect of / a building seen at a distance is a white square / object relieved by the darker colours of th its background / in the / of landskape & sky[iv] / As we Thus we[v] see Nature as well[vi] as well by the colour / of the materials which it has furnished[vii] for buildings, as / by the forms necessary to make them useful for habitation / that N[viii] in the natural order of Nature[ix] of things they were / intended to present white on light-coloured Quadrangu / -lar objects[x] masses, to the sight, releived[sic] by the / darker colours of its back-ground in the Lanskape[sic] / & Sky: / It is being the inention of Nature, the Architect should be careful to preserve the intention of Nature in his buildings & never to cut or perforate his mass / unless for to no[xi] to make his building more usefull[sic] / & then his voids & openings should be regulated / by the rules of Harmony
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 832/7.f.58
Primary reference Number: 38808
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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