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A Beech Wood with Gypsies round a Campfire: PD.25-1981

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Current Location: Gallery 5


A Beech Wood with Gypsies round a Campfire


Painter: Turner, Joseph Mallord William




History note: The artist's mistress, Mrs Sarah Danby; sold by her, 9 September 1854, to Charles Turner (with 17 drawings for £3.3.0); his daughters, Anna Maria Savery (née Turner); her son, John Charles Savery; his son, Frank Savery; his daughter, Mrs Sowby; her son, Dr Sowby; sold by him Sotheby's, 18 March 1981, lot 58; bought by Thomas Agnew & Son

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From the Fairhaven Fund with contributions from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Grant-in-Aid, the Chase Charity, the Leche Trust, the Pilgrim Trust and the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 27 cm
Width: 19 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1981) by Thomas Agnew and Sons Ltd


Circa 1799 - 1801

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of paper panel (wood)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on paper, laid down on panel

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.25-1981
Primary reference Number: 3998
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 6 September 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 6 September 2023

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

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