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Sailing boats: PD.66-1972

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Sailing boats


Draughtsman: Friesz, Othon



Measurements and weight

Height: 224 mm
Width: 199 mm

Relative size of this object

19.9 m22.4 m What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Villequier

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1972) by Brownlow, M. E. L., Mrs

School or Style


Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour over graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: E Othon Friesz / Villequier
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Watercolour
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: No. 30 / Notation / Le Course
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: The Independent Gallery / P.M. Turner / 72 Grafton Street, London W.1.
  • Location: On the backboard
  • Method of creation: Label
  • Text: No. 30 / Notation / (la?) Course / 1922 / 700 Frs /
  • Location: On the backboard
  • Method of creation: Label, graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.66-1972
Primary reference Number: 6390
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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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