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Studies of sheep: 1365g

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Studies of sheep


Draughtsman: Hills, Robert



Measurements and weight

Height: 270 mm
Width: 201 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1927) by Holliday, J. R.


Production date: AD 1797

School or Style


Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: R.H.
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1797
  • Location: Lower right, following the above
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: not heing able to make out one syllable of your damn'd scrawl I have crawled up here (tho. extremely unwell) to obtain an explanation to my utter vexation however I have found you OUT! do not therefore fail to drink tea with me tomorrow evening at half past 6 o'clock - if you cannot do this put a letter into the penny post immediately - but do come if you possibly can - so help you Jesus? 7 o'clock Tuesday even. / Yrs / (?) (in the hand of the artist)
  • Location: Verso

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1365g
Primary reference Number: 10872
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Studies of sheep" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-12-09 08:10:01

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