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Sketch for 'The Family Compact': PD.59-1993

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Current Location: In storage


Sketch for 'The Family Compact'


Painter: Ward, James




History note: The Watson family; Sotheby's, 17 June, 1981, lot 16

Measurements and weight

Height: 24.1 cm
Width: 29.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1993) by Reed, Anthony


Production date: before AD 1834

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Rachel Ward aged 97 / and her Daughter-in-law. / The sketch taken up and finished from affectionate feelings to Mr and Mrs Watson, and family / from / James Ward R.A. / 1845
  • Location: Verso, panel
  • Method of creation: Brown ink on a label
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.59-1993
Primary reference Number: 4014
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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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