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John Venn: PD.59-1958

Object information

Awaiting location update

Titles

John Venn

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Downman, John

Entities

Categories

Legal notes

Donor is great-grandson of the subject.

Measurements and weight

Height: 229 mm
Width: 190 mm

Relative size of this object

19 m22.9 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: Bequeathed (1958-06) by Venn, J. A.

Dating

Production date: AD 1782

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Watercolour
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black chalk, with stump and watercolour on paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J. Downman
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: ?graphite
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1782
  • Location: Lower left, below the above
  • Method of creation: ?graphite
  • Type: Date

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.59-1958
Primary reference Number: 15388
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

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