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The Corvette 'Najaden': PD.71-1996

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Corvette 'Najaden'


Draughtsman: Eckersberg, Christoffer Wilhelm




History note: Bought by the donor in Sweden c. 1980

Measurements and weight

Height: 205 mm
Width: 240 mm

Relative size of this object

24 m20.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1996) by Katz, Daniel


Production date: AD 1833-07-18


Study for the painting in the Hirschsprungske collection, Copenhagen

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown ink
Grey-brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite and grey brown wash, bordered with a line of brown ink, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: C.W. Eckersberg fecit
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Corvetten Najaden. Det nordl. Udlob af lille Belt. Eftm. D 18 Juli 1833
  • Location: Below
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.71-1996
Primary reference Number: 5788
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 May 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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