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How They Met Themselves: 2300

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

How They Met Themselves

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel

Entities

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Notes

History note: J. Anderson Rose; first Rose Sale, Christie's, 23 March 1867 (lot 30) and presumably bought in as it reappeared in the second Rose Sale, Christie's 5 May 1891 (lot 155); bought Fairfax Murray £31.10s; in California; bought in July 1937 from the Leicester Galleries for the Fitzwilliam Museum

Legal notes

From the S.G. Perceval Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 339 mm
Width: 273 mm

Relative size of this object

27.3 m33.9 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1937-07) by Leicester Galleries

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Bodycolour

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Bodycolour on paper, backed onto fine linen and on a stretcher

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: "How they met Themselves"
  • Location: On linen backing
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Rossetti D.G. Meeting Themselves
  • Location: On linen backing
  • Method of creation: Printed cutting
  • Text: Sullivan 6191 189
  • Location: On linen backing
  • Method of creation: Printed MS label (?)
  • Text: J. Anderson Rose
  • Location: On linen backing
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 193R
  • Location: On linen backing
  • Method of creation: Brush and ink
  • Text: Messrs. Ernest Brown and Phillips Ltd., The Leicester Galleries, Leicester Square, WC2, from whom it was bought for £200
  • Location: On linen backing
  • Method of creation: Printed label

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2300
Primary reference Number: 13398
Surtees: 118, Replica 1
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 December 2019 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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