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Launching of a ship: PD.148-1995

Object information

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Launching of a ship
Sketch for two boats


Foster, Myles Birket (Draughtsman)


History note: Christie's, November 1970, Lot III (1 of 4)

Measurements and weight

Height: 167 mm
Width: 105 mm

Relative size of this object

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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 wash
White chalk
Brown chalk
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( green)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Recto: black, white and some brown chalk with grey wash verso: graphite on green paper

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.148-1995
Primary reference Number: 8188
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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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