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'Fire-wood': PD.40-1976(15)

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Ault, Lena (Draughtsman)
Ault, Norman (Draughtsman)


History note: Miss Oona Ault, the artist's daughter

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1976) by Ault, O.

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( thick, laid down) Image Size Height 117 mm Width 195 mm
Sheet Size Height 263 mm Width 337 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite and watercolour on thick paper stuck down onto a larger sheet, laid down on grey paper, margins ruled in graphite

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 'FIRE'
  • Location: Upper left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: 'WOOD'
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Sticks, sticks, pick up the sticks, / One two three four five and six; / In the snow t'is cold to go / and pick up stucks, four five six. / Wood, wood, gather wood, / One must work to warm one's blood; / In the snow tis cold to go, / But Winter's wood makes fires good.
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Twigs, / twigs, seek for twigs / Branches large and little sprigs; / In the snow its cold to go / A-seeking sprigs, a-seeking twigs. / Boughs, boughs, look for boughs, / Drag them through the snow like ploughs; / In the snow its cold to go / with heated brows a-dragging boughs.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.40-1976(15)
Primary reference Number: 8596
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 6 August 2011 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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