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The Tarpean Rock: 2280

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Titles

The Tarpean Rock
Italian street scene, with ruined buildings
Slight sketch of same

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Barry, James

Entities

Categories

Notes

History note: Edwin Parsons & Sons until late 1920s (see Pressly, p. 12); Ricketts and Shannon Collection

Legal notes

The Ricketts and Shannon Collection. Bequeathed by Charles Shannon, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 156 mm
Width: 213 mm

Relative size of this object

21.3 m15.6 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood

Note

Previously attributed to Richard Wilson, but clearly by the same hand as nos. 2281 and 2282 - the size, together with evidence that the paper has been torn at the right hand edge, suggests that this drawing was originally from the same sketchbook as the latter drawings

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Grey wash
Ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( chain)

Techniques used in production

Pen and ink : Recto: pen and ink with grey wash verso: graphite on chain paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: E.1573
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2280
Primary reference Number: 8624
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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