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The Golden Bough: R.D.194

Object information

Titles

The Golden Bough

Maker(s)

North, John William (Draughtsman)

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 336 mm
Width: 483 mm

Relative size of this object

48.3 m33.6 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

Production date: AD 1902

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Bodycolour
White bodycolour
Gum arabic

Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour, bodycolour including white, gum Arabic with some scratching out, on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J. W. North A.R.A.
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1902
  • Location: Lower left, below the above
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 127 / mar - 19 3[?7]
  • Location: Backboard, verso
  • Method of creation: White chalk

Inscription present: the area has been rubbed with white chalk and the numbers appear to have been stamped over others

  • Text: 207 GL
  • Location: Backboard, verso
  • Method of creation: Black paint
  • Type: Stencil
  • Text: No 4 / THE GOLDEN BOUGH / J W North ARA. / WASHFORD / TAUNTON.
  • Location: Backboard, verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: R.D.194
Primary reference Number: 81902
Temporary Reitlinger Number: R.D.194
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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

Citation for print

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