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A Chinese Itinerant Musician: PD.38-1954

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A Chinese Itinerant Musician


Draughtsman: Alexander, William




History note: Messrs. Colnaghi

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From the Biffen Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 171 mm
Width: 204 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1954) by P. and D. Colnaghi and Co. Ltd

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Graphite and watercolour on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 5 (crossed out and the following added) 19
  • Location: Top, centre

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.38-1954
Primary reference Number: 8461
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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

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