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Boats off a Jetty


Rowlandson, Thomas (Draughtsman)


History note: Ricketts and Shannon Collection

Measurements and weight

Height: 275 mm
Width: 302 mm

Relative size of this object

30.2 m27.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937-03) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support: composed of paper ( laid down) Card Size: Height 330 mm Width 360 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Pen, ink and watercolour on paper, laid down on mounting card
Pen and ink

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Billingsgate Stairs / Rowlandson
  • Location: Verso, centre left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: No.4
  • Location: Verso, upper left
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2169
Primary reference Number: 13417
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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