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The Chateau les Baux: 1088

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The Chateau les Baux


Branson, Olive





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Given by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum, 1923

Measurements and weight

Height: 390 mm
Width: 484 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1923) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash
Black ink
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( brown)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and black ink, black chalk, grey wash on brown paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: O. Branson
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: The Chateau les Baux / (Miss) Olive Branson / c/o Mrs. Wheatley, Veil Avenue / Chelsea
  • Location: Old frame, verso
  • Method of creation: MS label, ink

Inscription present: from the Evening Standard, May 1, 1929, with photograph of Olive Branson

  • Text: Englishwoman Mystery ; (below photograph) Miss Olive Branson the wealthy Englishwoman who was found shot dead / in a reservoir near her home at Les Baux, Marseilles - "Evening Standard" / Special Picture"
  • Location: Old frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Cutting
  • Text: Chapman Bros., Picture Restorers, King's Road, London, S.W.
  • Location: Old frame, verso
  • Method of creation: Label
  • Location: Old frame, verso

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1088
Primary reference Number: 9092
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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