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A view of a town divided by a river: PD.205-1963

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


A view of a town divided by a river


Draughtsman: Brueghel, Jan, the elder (Circle of)




History note: With Colnaghi's; bt. Ingram (Lugt 1405a), July 1943

Measurements and weight

Height: 138 mm
Width: 249 mm

Relative size of this object

24.9 m13.8 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

Grey wash
Brown ink
Blue wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen, brown ink with blue and grey wash, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1982
  • Location: On mount
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: P Brueghel / from Heber Colln
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: H/(?)IG
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Blue crayon

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.205-1963
Primary reference Number: 4373
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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