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The Deposition: PD.969-1963

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Deposition


Painter: Sutherland, Graham Vivian



Measurements and weight

Height: 152 cm
Width: 121.9 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1963) by Evill, Wilfrid Ariel


Production date: AD 1946

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of millboard

Techniques used in production

Painting : Oil on millboard

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Sutherland
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 23.11.46
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Date
  • Text: British Council, Venice, Biennale, 1952, (owner) W.A. Evill
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Label
  • Text: British Council, Sutherland exhibition, Paris, Amsterdam, Zurich, no. 16, no date (owner) W.A. Evill
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Sao Paulo Biennial exhibition, no. 2, 1955 (owner) W.A. Evill
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Venice Biennale, 1952
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Label
  • Text: DEPOSITION. SUTHERLAND. 300 guineas
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: IIId Biennial of the Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paulo, June-October 1955, sale price £2420, owner Evill
  • Location: Verso, frame
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.969-1963
Primary reference Number: 3982
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 22 February 2023 Last processed: Thursday 16 March 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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