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Old Simon Thomas, a gardener with a bunch of turnips: PD.187-2015

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Current Location: In storage


Old Simon Thomas, a gardener with a bunch of turnips


Draughtsman: Ward, James




History note: T.E. Lowinsky; by descent to his daughters Mrs R. Thirkell & Mrs C. Stanley-Clarke; sale (Sotheby's) 8/2/1956, lot 62; bt Agnew; bt. Batchelor, February 1956.

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Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest

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Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2015) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady

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Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Sheet Height 211 mm Width 127 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black chalk and graphite, on white paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: JWD RA
  • Location: Sheet lower right
  • Type: Initials

Inscription present: Ward's hand

  • Text: Study from Nature, Wiltshire. Fixed
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: another hand

  • Text: Old Simon Thomas, servant to Mr Crook
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: L.2420a

  • Text: TAL
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Collector's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.187-2015
Primary reference Number: 215721
Lugt: 2420a
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Created: Thursday 13 April 2017 Updated: Wednesday 20 April 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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