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Menton: PD.141-1985

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Object information

Current Location: In storage




Draughtsman: Harpignies, Henri Joseph




History note: With Marlborough Fine Art, 1958, from which bought by John Tillotson

Legal notes

The John Tillotson Bequest, 1984, received 1985

Measurements and weight

Height: 198 mm
Width: 284 mm

Relative size of this object

28.4 m19.8 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1985) by Tillotson, John

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black chalk
Grey wash
Black ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Grey wash and black ink over slight traces of black chalk, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: hjharpignies
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Point of the brush
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1906
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Point of the brush
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Menton
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Point of the brush

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.141-1985
Primary reference Number: 6455
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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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