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A street crossed by arches: PD.22-1995

Object information

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A street crossed by arches


Draughtsman: Alexander, William



Measurements and weight

Height: 210 mm
Width: 273 mm

Relative size of this object

27.3 m21 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1995) by Shadrake, Anthony Michael

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Materials used in production

Grey-brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Grey-brown wash on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Alexander after Canaletto (written over in graphite:) from Canaletto
  • Location: Verso, lower centre
  • Method of creation: Brown ink with graphite addition

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.22-1995
Primary reference Number: 8091
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "A street crossed by arches" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-02-01 14:14:32

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