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A sketch from Thomas Gray's 'Bard', formerly part of a sketch-book; bearded figure with harp top r, gesturing with his left arm, bird in bottom l
Charcoal with black chalk; partially squared for transfer
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Height: 367 millimetres
Width: 241 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This drawing would have originally been placed 7th in the album, coming before 1967.1014.202.2.
For more information see Curator's Comment to 1967,1014.202.2
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2001 April-July, Cardiff, NMG, 'The Bard'
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Bard
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
From an album compiled by Downman's daughter in 1825, a year after his death. Notes in the album by Eric Millar give the date when he acquired the album alternately as 6 May 1953 and 15 January 1958. In his catalogue he gives the date as 6 May 1953.
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