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A massacre of the Britons at Stonehenge: 832/1d

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Current Location: In storage


A massacre of the Britons at Stonehenge


Draughtsman: Flaxman, John



Measurements and weight

Height: 493 mm
Width: 701 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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

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Materials used in production

Grey wash

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper

Techniques used in production

Pen and ink : Graphite, pen and ink and grey wash on laid paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J. Flaxman / delt.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1783
  • Location: Lower right, following the above
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: The Masacre (sic) of the Britons by Henegist's party / at Stonehenge
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 832/1d
Primary reference Number: 10612
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 19 February 2024 Last processed: Monday 19 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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