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Landlady and prospective lodger: PD.2-1998

Object information

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Landlady and prospective lodger
Slight sketch of a head


Draughtsman: Belcher, George Frederick Arthur




History note: Abbott and Holder, London, from whom acquired

Measurements and weight

Height: 287 mm
Width: 313 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1998) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady

School or Style


Materials used in production

Coloured chalks

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Geo Belcher
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Black chalk
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: (Prospective Lodger):- You are quite sure the bed is well aired? (Landlady):- Oh yes sir heverythink is nicely haired I slept in it myself only last night
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Brown pencil on card attached

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.2-1998
Primary reference Number: 8829
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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