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Two studies of ornamental crests: 827.6

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Two studies of ornamental crests


Draughtsman: Chambers, William




History note: Artist; T. Gainsborough; George Baker (sale 21 June 1825) lot 470

Measurements and weight

Height: 192 mm
Width: 156 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1916-12) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


Production date: AD 1764

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash
Brown ink
Brown wash
Pink wash

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: S P 2 R
  • Location: Lower ornament, on 'sash'
  • Method of creation: Brown ink over graphite
  • Text: no 3
  • Location: Upper right of centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: no 4
  • Location: Mid right of centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 827.6
Primary reference Number: 9400
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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