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The West Front of Castle Acre Priory Church, near Downham, Norfolk: PD.56-1958

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Titles

The West Front of Castle Acre Priory Church, near Downham, Norfolk

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Dayes, Edward

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Notes

History note: From the collection of A.M. Robinson (?); given to Helena Frances Robinson, Christmas 1906; with Messrs Colnaghi; exh. Old Master Drawings, Messrs. Colnaghi, 1957, no. 46

Legal notes

From the Biffen Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 271 mm
Width: 398 mm

Relative size of this object

39.8 m27.1 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1958-05) by P. and D. Colnaghi and Co. Ltd

Dating

Production date: ? AD 1796

Note

The other watercolour which is mentioned on the label is St Botolph's Priory, Colchester, signed and dated 1795 and no. 42 in the Exhibition of Old Master Drawings at Colnaghi's, 1957 and still in their possession by May 1958

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Watercolour

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1796 (?)
  • Location: Lower left, near centre
  • Type: Date
  • Text: E Dayes
  • Location: Lower left, near centre
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: These two Water Colours together / with the Life & Works of the Artist / Edward Dayes given to Helena / Frances Robinson by / A.M.R. / Christmas 1906
  • Location: Old mount, verso, now pasted down inside new mount
  • Text: West front, Castle-Acre- / - Priory Church; / Near Downham, Norfolk. / sketched on the spot / E. Dayes. / A.D. / 1791
  • Location: Old mount, verso, now paste down inside new mount

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.56-1958
Primary reference Number: 10276
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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