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Dr Thomas Monroe the first Collector of Turner & Girtins Drawings. Done with the Graphic Telescope April 12th 1812

  • Object:

    Portrait drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    12 April 1812 (made)
    1825 (collected)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Varley, John, born 1778 - died 1842 (artist)
    Turner, Dawson, born 1775 - died 1858 (collector)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.1179-1927

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 211, box A

Physical description

One of 69 assorted portrait drawings collected in an album

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

12 April 1812 (made)
1825 (collected)

Artist/maker

Varley, John, born 1778 - died 1842 (artist)
Turner, Dawson, born 1775 - died 1858 (collector)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Signed, dated and titled

'Dr Monro'
Inscribed in reverse

'Done with the Graphic Telescope April 12th. 1812'
Inscribed

Dimensions

Height: 8 in, Width: 8.5 in, Height: 14.75 in volume, Width: 11.75 in volume

Descriptive line

John Varley. Portrait of Dr Thomas Monroe the first Collector of Turner & Girtins Drawings. Done with the Graphic Telescope April 12th 1812.
One of 69 portrait drawings collected and bound in a volume by Dawson Turner, 1825.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Lambert, Susan. Drawing: Technique & Purpose. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1981. p.22.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1927, London: Board of Education, 1928.

Materials

Pencil

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Patent Graphic Telescope; Drawing (image-making)

Categories

Drawings; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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