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

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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: AD 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
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1865
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: 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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.108-1975
Primary reference Number: 864
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 6 January 2022 Last processed: Thursday 6 January 2022

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

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