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Portrait of Dr Thomas Munro

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Date:

    12 April 1812 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Varley, born 1778 - died 1842 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil drawing on wove paper

  • Museum number:

    E.1179-1927

  • Gallery location:

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

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Physical description

Drawing; signed, dated, titled and inscribed. Portrait of Dr Thomas Monro.

Date

12 April 1812 (drawn)

Artist/maker

John Varley, born 1778 - died 1842 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil drawing on wove paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Dr Monro'
'Done with the Graphic Telescope April 12th. 1812'

Dimensions

Height: 20 cm, Width: 20 cm

Descriptive line

Varley, John, Portrait of Dr Thomas Munro, profile, pencil

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

Lambert, Susan. Drawing: Technique & Purpose. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1981. p.22.
The full text of the entry is as follows:
I. Technique
[…]
DRAWING AIDS AND GADGETS

[...]

Gadgets
[...]
50. John Varley (1778-1842); British
Portrait of Dr Thomas Monro
From Dawson Turner’s ‘Collection of
Original Portraits’, Vol. II
Signed and dated. Inscribed with title, and in
reverse Dr Monro, and in the correct
direction Done with the Graphic Telescope
April 12th. 1812

Pencil on wove paper. 20 x 20 cm
VAM E.1179-1927’

Materials

Paper; Pencil

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Drawing (image-making); Patent Graphic Telescope

Categories

Drawings

Collection code

PDP

Qr_O1028516
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