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Coast scene with fortress: 3606

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Coast scene with fortress


Draughtsman: Clérisseau, Charles Louis



Measurements and weight

Height: 358 mm
Width: 28.6 mm

Relative size of this object

2.9 m35.8 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1821) by Whittaker, J. W.

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Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( stuck on thicker paper)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Black chalk and watercolour on paper, stuck on thicker paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: no. 44
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 3606
Primary reference Number: 6156
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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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