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Sketch: 1258(16)

Object information




Caldecott, Randolph (Draughtsman)


The head of a letter with a sketch (addressed to Clough)

Measurements and weight

Height: 53 mm
Width: 114 mm

Relative size of this object

11.4 m5.3 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1927-08) by Holliday, J. R.


Production date: AD 1876-04-24

School or Style


Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Pen and ink : Pen and ink on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 27
  • Location: Mount, top right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Grt. Russell Street, 24th. April, 1876, Monday night
  • Location: Letter
  • Method of creation: Ink?
  • Text: Telling the / story of his / first oil / hung at the / R.A.
  • Location: Left of drawing
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: (writing)
  • Location: Verso

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1258(16)
Primary reference Number: 9226
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 6 August 2011 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Sketch" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-07-02 10:13:24

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{{cite web|url= |title=Sketch |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-07-02 10:13:24|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

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