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The Memnonium: 1629

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Object information

Titles

The Memnonium

Maker(s)

Weston, G. F. (Draughtsman)

Notes

History note: Benson, Robert (Lt. Col.)

Measurements and weight

Height: 197 mm
Width: 281 mm

Relative size of this object

28.1 m19.7 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1933-05) by Benson, Robert, Lt. Col.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Graphite

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Graphite and watercolour on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Head of Rameses the Great / part of a statue of black granite
  • Location: Bottom left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Memnonium. Thebes.
  • Location: Below centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Colossal statue of Rameses the Great
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1629
Primary reference Number: 14339
Stable URI

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Drawing" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/14339 Accessed: 2022-01-27 08:58:56

Citation for Wikipedia

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