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Landscape with a farmhouse and shepherds herding cattle and sheep: 2857C

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Landscape with a farmhouse and shepherds herding cattle and sheep


Draughtsman: Aartman, Nicolaas



Measurements and weight

Height: 100 mm
Width: 143 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1862) by VanSittart, Augustus Arthur


Probably a design for a book illustration

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash
Black wash
Indian ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down on paper)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and Indian ink, grey wash over graphite, with a thin line of black wash bordering it on all sides, on paper, laid down on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A: fec
  • Location: Lower right-hand corner
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2857C
Primary reference Number: 4160
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Audit data

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