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Cape Cornwall from Whitesands Bay (1872): PD.55-1973

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Current Location: In storage


Cape Cornwall from Whitesands Bay (1872)


Painter: Brett, John




History note: Anon. sale, Christie's, 5 March 1971 (159), bt Colnaghi; bt from Colnaghi's

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From the Fairhaven Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 25 cm
Width: 35.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1973) by P. and D. Colnaghi and Co. Ltd


Production date: AD 1872

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of millboard

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on millboard

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Oct 24 72
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Date

Inscription present: Christie's stencil

  • Text: 534 TD
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Stencil

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.55-1973
Primary reference Number: 782
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 13 August 2020 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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