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Seated Lady, reading; facing left Figure Reading: PD.64-1959

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Current Location: In storage


Seated Lady, reading; facing left Figure Reading


Draughtsman: Whistler, James Abbott McNeill



Measurements and weight

Height: 235 mm
Width: 191 mm

Relative size of this object

19.1 m23.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1959) by Knowles, Guy John Fenton


19th century
1871 - 1873

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( brown)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Charcoal and black chalk on brown paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: together with PD.65-1959 and PD.68-1959

  • Text: WX / WS / W / set of 3
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: MS label, ink
  • Text: Henry J. Murcott Picture frame Manufactory, 16, Hanover Street, Long Acre WC
  • Location: Frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.64-1959
Primary reference Number: 14356
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 28 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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