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Fishing boats and warships off shore: PD.438-1963

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Fishing boats and warships off shore


Kobell, Hendrik (Draughtsman)


History note: Unidentified (Lugt 619a); Ingram (Lugt 1405a)

Measurements and weight

Height: 265 mm
Width: 3651 mm

Relative size of this object

365.1 m26.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1775 : inscription in artist's hand

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash
Light brown ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen, light-brown ink and grey wash, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Kobell fe '75
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: L.619a
  • Location: Verso
  • Text: 2180 / 20
  • Location: Verso, underneath the above mark
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.438-1963
Primary reference Number: 4777
Lugt: 619a
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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