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Chinese Fishermen by a wall: PD.10-1984

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Chinese Fishermen by a wall


Draughtsman: Chinnery, George




History note: With Colnaghi, 1949, where acquired by J. Leslie Wright, together with 59 others in an album; by descent to Mrs. Cecil Keith; with Agnew's

Measurements and weight

Height: 166 mm
Width: 242 mm

Relative size of this object

24.2 m16.6 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1984) by Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd


Production date: circa AD 1835-05-15 : One of the drawings from Mrs. Keith's collection (no. 39 in the Agnew exhibition) was dated May 15th 1835 in shorthand. As all the drawings come from the same album it can be assumed that this sheet was drawin about that time.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown ink
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Point of the brush and brown ink, watercolour over traces of black chalk on laid paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J.C.B. / No 51
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: WO 9905/7
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.10-1984
Primary reference Number: 9297
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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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