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The Gardens at Versailles: PD.51-1958

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The Gardens at Versailles


Draughtsman: Callow, William




History note: From the Collection of Gilbert Davis Esq., (Lugt 757a); Sale Sotheby's, 19th March 1958, lot 45; bought Messrs. Agnew

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From the Biffen Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 152 mm
Width: 234 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1958-04) by Thomas Agnew and Sons Ltd


Callow visited Versailles many times

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour heightened with white on paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: T. Shotter Boys 1803-1874) / W. Callow 1812-1908 )?
  • Location: Mount
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.51-1958
Primary reference Number: 9253
Lugt: 757a
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Friday 15 September 2023

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

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