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Capriccio - classical ruin in landscape: 3642

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Current Location: In storage


Capriccio - classical ruin in landscape


Draughtsman: Clérisseau, Charles Louis



Measurements and weight

Height: 238 mm
Width: 355 mm

Relative size of this object

35.5 m23.8 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1821) by Whittaker, J. W.

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Materials used in production

Black wash
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( mounted)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour, gouache, pen and ink, with traces of black chalk underdrawing, on paper, with black wash border, mounted on back of engraving of arch
Pen and ink

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: No 45 (or) 53
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 3642
Primary reference Number: 6203
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 24 May 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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