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A Beech Wood with Gypsies seated in the Distance: PD.24-1981

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Current Location: Gallery 3

Titles

A Beech Wood with Gypsies seated in the Distance

Maker(s)

Painter: Turner, Joseph Mallord William

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Notes

History note: The artist's mistress, Mrs Sarah Danby; sold by her, 9 September 1854, to Charles Turner (with 17 drawings for £3.3.0); his daughters, Anna Maria Savery (née Turner); her son, John Charles Savery; his son, Frank Savery; his daughter, Mrs Sowby; her son, Dr Sowby; sold by him Sotheby's, 18 March 1981, lot 58; bought by Thomas Agnew & Son

Legal notes

From the Fairhaven Fund, with contributions from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Grant-in-Aid, the Chase Charity, the Leche Trust, the Pilgrim Trust and the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 27 cm
Width: 19 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1981) by Thomas Agnew and Sons Ltd

Dating

Circa 1799 - 1801

School or Style

British

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of paper panel (wood)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on paper, laid down on panel

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.24-1981
Primary reference Number: 3997
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 23 September 2022 Last processed: Friday 23 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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