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On the Brink (1865): PD.108-1975

An image of Painting

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Object information

Titles

On the Brink (1865)

Maker(s)

Elmore, Alfred (Painter)

Notes

History note: E.J. Coleman; Myles Kennedy, his sale, Christie's, 16 March 1889 (lot 59), bt. Thomas Agnew & Sons for £34 13s; Randall Davies (1866-1946); sale by his executors, Sotheby's, 10-11 February 1947 (168), bt. A.N.L. Munby, Litt. D.; bought from his executors

Legal notes

The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum in memory of Dr A.N.L. Munby, with a contribution from the Victoria and Albert Museum Grant-in-Aid.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1975) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

19th century
Production date: CE 1865

School or Style

British

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of panel (wood) canvas Canvas: Height 113.7 cm Width 83.7 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas on panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A. Elmore.
  • Location: Lower left
  • Signature
  • Text: 1865
  • Location: Lower left
  • Date
  • Text: Homberg....A Elmore R A
  • Location: Verso, upper left
  • Text: A. Elmore R.A.
  • Location: Verso, backboard
  • Text: ? 572 0 or CX (?)
  • Location: Verso

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.108-1975
Primary reference Number: 864
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 July 2018 Last processed: Saturday 27 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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