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A river landscape: 2042

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


A river landscape


Draughtsman: Dürer, Albrecht




History note: Samuel, Graf von Festetits (Lugt 926); Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon; on loan to the Fitzwilliam Museum 1933-37

Legal notes

The Ricketts and Shannon Collection. Bequeathed by Charles Shannon, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 145 mm
Width: 206 mm

Relative size of this object

20.6 m14.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Circa 1515 - 1520


Possibly strengthened by a later hand

School or Style

German School

Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( prepared)

Techniques used in production

Pen and ink : Silverpoint on prepared paper, reinforced with the pen

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: monogram

  • Text: AD (probably a later addition)
  • Location: Top centre
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Samuel de Festetits / Ao 1851
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: foss (?)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: ......d'albert Dürer
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2042
Primary reference Number: 5783
Lugt: 926
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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