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Small warships in a breeze: PD.109-1963

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Current Location: In storage


Small warships in a breeze


Draughtsman: Backhuysen, Ludolf




History note: A.W. Mensing, Mensing sale, Muller, Amsterdam, 27 April 1937, lot 20; bt. Ingram (Lugt 1405a), May 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 112 mm
Width: 178 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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

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Materials used in production

Brown ink
Grey-brown wash
Black wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen, brown ink, grey-brown wash, with a line of black wash bordering it on all sides, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Ludolph Backhuyzen 1631/1709 of Embden
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: (obliterated, appears to read): Van der Veld
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.109-1963
Primary reference Number: 4215
Lugt: 1405a
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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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