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Eruption Column at 20,000 feet Heimæy, Iceland: PD.42-2001

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Current Location: In storage


Eruption Column at 20,000 feet Heimæy, Iceland


Grant, Keith




Painted in 1976. Grant visited Iceland in 1973, two sketch-books are in the Fitzwilliam made on that visit. On 9 March 1973 about mid-day he witnessed the eruption of a volcano at Vestmanagjar [PD.23-1996] and there are other drawings of volcanoes in the other sketch-book [PD.24-1996].

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2001) by Grant, Keith

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of board
Canvas Height 149.3 cm Width 94 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making)

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  • Text: Eruption Column at 20,000 feet, Iceland; and numbered: AK no.35
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.42-2001
Primary reference Number: 93575
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 19 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 26 October 2022

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

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