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Cattle by a ford: PD.143-1963

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Cattle by a ford


Draughtsman: Berchem, Nicolaes Pietersz.




History note: C. Ploos van Amstel (Lugt 2034); R.S. Holford (Lugt 2243), Holford sale, Christie's, 11 July 1893; with P. & D. Colnaghi, sold to Sir Bruce Ingram (Lugt 1405a), June 1938)

Measurements and weight

Height: 291 mm
Width: 370 mm

Relative size of this object

37 m29.1 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen, brown ink and brown wash on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Berchem:F:
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Nos Berchem f / hoog 14 1/2 d. / breed 15d (by Ploos van Amstel)
  • Method of creation: Graphite

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.143-1963
Primary reference Number: 4250
Lugt: 2034
Lugt: 2243
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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