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View of Rome: 2725

Object information

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View of Rome


Draughtsman: Cowen, William



Measurements and weight

Height: 39 mm
Width: 533 mm

Relative size of this object

53.3 m3.9 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1944-12) by Wright, Harold J. L.


Production date: AD 1820

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Pen and ink : Pen and ink on paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W. Cowen
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1820
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Wm Cowen 1797 (Rotherham) - 1860 Roma (According to Chloe Bennett, the inscription is probably a later addition. It is unlikely that Cowen was in Italy at this time)
  • Location: Mount
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2725
Primary reference Number: 9883
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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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "View of Rome" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-03-25 15:47:51

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{{cite web|url= |title=View of Rome |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-03-25 15:47:51|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

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