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Portrait of Charles Robert Darwin: PD.44-1959

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Current Location: In storage


Portrait of Charles Robert Darwin


Draughtsman: Legros, Alphonse




History note: From the collection of Charles Julius Knowles, father of the last owner

Measurements and weight

Height: 314 mm
Width: 213 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1959-05) by Knowles, Guy John Fenton

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( pink)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Goldpoint, heightened with white on pink prepared paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A. Legros
  • Location: Top right-hand corner
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.44-1959
Primary reference Number: 6533
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 May 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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