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

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

A massacre of the Britons at Stonehenge

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Flaxman, John

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Measurements and weight

Height: 493 mm
Width: 701 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Grey wash
Graphite
Ink

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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Audit data

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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