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Britannia and the lion reclining: PD.244-1985

Object information

Awaiting location update

Titles

Britannia and the lion reclining
A device ("Ich Dien")

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Gooden, Stephen Frederick

Entities

Categories

Legal notes

Allocated by H.M. Treasury through the Minister of the Arts, accepted in lieu of capital taxes

Measurements and weight

Height: 81 mm
Width: 154 mm

Relative size of this object

15.4 m8.1 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1985-04) by Keynes, Sir Geoffrey

School or Style

British

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Grey wash
Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite and grey wash on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: ICH DIEN
  • Location: Verso upper centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite and grey wash
  • Text: PRESENTED TO
  • Location: Verso centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite and grey wash

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.244-1985
Primary reference Number: 2252
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 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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