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Bridge builders at Rouen: PD.9-1951

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Object information

Titles

Bridge builders at Rouen

Maker(s)

Bonington, Richard Parkes (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: L. Brown sale, Christie's, 28 May 1835, lot 70, (bt. in?); Lewis Brown Sale, Paris, 17 April 1837, lot 85, as Une grande quantité de Travailleurs occupés à enforcer des pilotis: ce dessin de la première maniere de l'artiste, est d'une exécution large; les figures sont habilement groupées; Sotheby's, 7 July 1926, lot 54, bt. Louther; W.L. Shepherd's sale, Christie's, 23 February 1951, lot 12, bt. Colnaghi

Legal notes

From the Biffen Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 504 mm
Width: 393 mm

Relative size of this object

39.3 m50.4 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1951) by P. and D. Colnaghi and Co. Ltd

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Watercolour

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: RPB
  • Location: Centre on plank
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Miss C / bis / 14f 1000 / purchase of drawing 200 / & commission & sale duty 20 / share of expenses 4 / 224 / £9 (i.e. total = 224 francs = £9?)
  • Location: Verso

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.9-1951
Primary reference Number: 8972
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 17 May 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 18 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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