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Study for "The Fall of Phaeton": 3400

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Current Location: In storage


Study for "The Fall of Phaeton"


Draughtsman: Ward, James, R.A.



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1885)


Production date: circa AD 1808

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Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)
Paper Height 326 mm Width 242 mm

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Graphite, pen and ink, and watercolour on paper, laid down
Pen and ink

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: JW. RA
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: The fall of Phaeton / for Sir John Leicester's Picture (in a different hand)
  • Location: Old mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 3400
Primary reference Number: 14217
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 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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