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A path bordered by trees: 2178

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A path bordered by trees


Rubens, Peter Paul (Draughtsman)


History note: Rev. Thomas Kerrich (1748-1828); presumably not included in the bequest to the University of Cambridge by his son, the Rev. R.E. Kerrich, 1873; Ricketts and Shannon

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Charles de Sousy Ricketts and Charles Haslewood Shannon, received 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 313 mm
Width: 403 mm

Relative size of this object

40.3 m31.3 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood

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Materials used in production

Black ink
Brown ink
Brown wash
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( white, joined vertically in the centre)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Traces of preliminary work in black chalk, tip of the brush and brown ink, strengthened with the pen and black ink, brown wash, heightened with white, except for a strip at the right which shows a few outlines only; on white paper which has been covered with brown wash, except on certain highlights at the right

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: T. Kerrich 1797 / M.C.C. (Magdalene College, Cambridge)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2178
Primary reference Number: 5100
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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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