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In the Auvergne: 853

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


In the Auvergne


Draughtsman: Boyce, George Price




History note: Matthias Boyce

Measurements and weight

Height: 292 mm
Width: 422 mm

Relative size of this object

42.2 m29.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1917-02) by Representatives of the late M. Boyce

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour over graphite on paper, laid down on another sheet of paper and painted around the edges to the present size, the whole mounted and stretched on a wooden stretcher

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: G.P. Boyce
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1880-1
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Date
  • Text: 2 / In the Auvergne / G.P. Boyce / West House - Glebe Place / Chelsea
  • Location: Stretcher, verso
  • Method of creation: Label
  • Text: Light from the left (in the same hand)
  • Location: Stretcher, verso, above
  • Text: On no account touch or remove the corks nailed inside frame rebates
  • Location: Stretcher, verso, above
  • Text: 288b (Christie's mark)
  • Location: Verso
  • Text: 670 CM (Christie's mark)
  • Location: Verso

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 853
Primary reference Number: 8995
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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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