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A view of Arnhem: PD.63-1963

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A view of Arnhem


Aken, Jan van (Draughtsman)


History note: Messrs. Colnaghi; bt. by Sir Bruce Ingram (Lugt 1405a), July 1938

Measurements and weight

Height: 174 mm
Width: 360 mm

Relative size of this object

36 m17.4 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1963) by Ingram, Bruce Stirling, Sir

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Materials used in production

Grey wash
Light-brown wash
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black chalk, grey and light-brown wash, with a thin line of grey wash bordering it on all sides, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Joh: van Aken ft
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.63-1963
Primary reference Number: 4164
Lugt: 1405a
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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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