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Design for an ornamental garden: PD.884-1963

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Current Location: In storage


Design for an ornamental garden


Draughtsman: Vredeman de Vries, Hans




History note: A. von Wurzbach (Lugt 2587); Messrs Colnaghi, bt. Sir Bruce Ingram (Lugt 1405), December 1932

Measurements and weight

Height: 246 mm
Width: 313 mm

Relative size of this object

31.3 m24.6 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 1576



Materials used in production

Light brown ink
Blue wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( sheet folded in centre)

Techniques used in production

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

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1576
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Date
  • Text: vriese (probably as signature)
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Vred. de Vries
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: F/an, 1896 6
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.884-1963
Primary reference Number: 5587
Lugt: 2587
Lugt: 1405a
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 September 2021 Last processed: Monday 6 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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