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Portrait of Sir William Ross: PD.20-1986

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Portrait of Sir William Ross


Draughtsman: d'Orsay, Alfred, Comte




History note: From an album of studies by the artist, with Colnaghi, from whom bought by the donor, 1952

Legal notes

Through the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Musuem

Measurements and weight

Height: 277 mm
Width: 204 mm

Relative size of this object

20.4 m27.7 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1986) by Powell, C. N. Peter

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Materials used in production

Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite and red chalk on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Sir W. Ross
  • Location: Below
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: D'orsay / fecit
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.20-1986
Primary reference Number: 6691
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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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