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Dorset Downs: PD.48-1956

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Dorset Downs


Painter: Spencer, Gilbert



Legal notes

From the sister of the artist.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 6.9 cm
Height: 40.9 cm
Width: 55.8 cm
Width: 66.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1956) by Image, Florence


Production date: AD 1919 : Date stated by the donor, painted on Spencer's demobilisation from the army.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas
Frame Height 51.3 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: "Dorset Downs" / Gilbert Spencer
  • Location: Removed from verso, see artist's file
  • Method of creation: MS with a green printed border
  • Type: Label
  • Text: By Gilbert Spencer - / Dorset Downs / Gilbert Spencer
  • Location: Removed from verso, see artist's file
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Type: Label
  • Text: COOKE / 11/4
  • Location: Verso, canvas
  • Method of creation: White chalk

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.48-1956
Primary reference Number: 3899
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 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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