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The Peacock "At Home": PD.120-1973.f.16

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Peacock "At Home"


Author: Dorset, C.A., Mrs
Draughtsman: Unknown




Illustrative border including a landscape, various flora and several species of avian fauna.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1973) by Broughton, Henry Rogers, Major the Hon.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Gold paint
White bodycolour
Gum arabic

Components of the work

Support composed of wove paper
Leaf Height 526 mm Width 366 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour with gum Arabic, gold, bodycolour including white and some scratching out, with traces of graphite on wove paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: While the Nightingale warbled, and quaver'd so fine, / That they all clapp'd their wings, and pronounc'd it divine! / The Sky Lark, in extacy, sang from a cloud, / And Chanticleer crow'd and the Yaffil laugh'd loud, / The dancing began, when the singing was over; / A Dotterel first open'd the ball with the Plover: / Baron Stork, in a waltz, was allow'd to excel, / With his beautiful partner, the fair Demoiselle; / And a newly-fledg'd Gosling so spruce and genteel, / A minuet swan with young Mr Teal, / A London-bred Sparrow - a pert forward Tit! / Danc'd a reel with Miss Wagtail, and little Tom Tit.
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.120-1973.f.16
Primary reference Number: 80506
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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