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Hove beach: PD.16-1968

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Current Location: In storage


Hove beach


Painter: Constable, John



Legal notes

Sidney Ernest Prestige, d. 1965, with a life-interest to his widow, d. 1968, when the picture was received.

Measurements and weight

Height: 33 cm
Width: 50.8 cm

Relative size of this object

50.8 cm33 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1968) by Prestige, Sidney Ernest

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas ( laid down on panel 1968)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Brighton beach looking west
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS label
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.16-1968
Primary reference Number: 834
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Thursday 16 March 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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