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A view of a town with a church on a river, with a road in the foreground: PD.117-1964

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


A view of a town with a church on a river, with a road in the foreground


Draughtsman: Unknown




History note: Sir Bruce Ingram, not stamped, offered for sale by his executors, Sotheby's, 1 December 1964, part of lot 74, withdrawn

Legal notes

Bequeathed 1963, received 1964

Measurements and weight

Height: 86 mm
Width: 237 mm

Relative size of this object

23.7 m8.6 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.116-1964)

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: L - - dyk
  • Location: Top right hand corner
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: (a continuation of the drawing of a door in PD.116-1964, and written in an 18th century hand(?)):- le porte - - de l'eglise de moustier au Nord / Porte, de Leglise, au Nord / du chapitre noble a Moustier / sur Sambre batie environs / l'an 600.. / .. les peintures et autres ornamens de fer sont tous / avec des inscriptions gotiques (erased) / en caracteres gotiques et des abreviations quelles, le / cuté de Moustiers en' a (?) - d' en voir copirés / fidelement les deux - de la port (word erased) / sont d' un pierre rouge - / et - le couronnement / faisant la frise en / - du Sauveur et pierre bleu / (word covered) caractere gotique
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.117-1964
Primary reference Number: 4153
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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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