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A view of a town with a church on a river: PD.116-1964

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


A view of a town with a church on a river


Draughtsman: Unknown




History note: Sir Bruce Ingram, not stamped, offered for sale by his executors, Sotheby's, 1 December 1964, part of lot 78, as "two pages from a sketchbook", withdrawn

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1963, received 1964

Measurements and weight

Height: 80 mm
Width: 236 mm

Relative size of this object

23.6 m8 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1964) by Ingram, Bruce Stirling, Sir

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Materials used in production

Grey wash
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( same sheet as PD.117-1963)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Point of the brush, grey wash, over black chalk on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: (trace of an inscription)
  • Location: Top right

Inscription present: the former in an 18th century hand (?)

  • Text: et d'une pierre d'ardoise / le tout copie fidelement (and in a different hand) Coast of Sussex - from the Sea -
  • Location: Verso, in under part of drawing of a doorway
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.116-1964
Primary reference Number: 4152
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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