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"Why have we stopped, Captain?": 2502

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"Why have we stopped, Captain?"


Draughtsman: Bateman, Henry Mayo



Measurements and weight

Height: 330 mm
Width: 222 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1942-09-10) by Rotch, Claude Dickason


Production date: AD 1908

School or Style


Materials used in production

Indian ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite, chalk and Indian ink on paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: H.M. Bateman
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Indian ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1908
  • Location: Lower left, below signature
  • Method of creation: Indian ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 18/X/12 1/2
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: S. Combes, 175 Strand, W.C. (picture dealer)
  • Location: Old frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Label
  • Text: (Lady Passenger) 'Why have we stopped Captain? / (Captain) "On account of the fog, Madam" / (Passenger) - "Oh! but my dear Captain - Surely not! - Look! its perfectly clear up above" / (Captain) "Aye, Ma'am - but we're not goin' that way, unless the Boiler busts!!"
  • Location: Old mount

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2502
Primary reference Number: 8642
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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