Sir George Clausen RA,
Study of men working on a building using cranes.
Ink and watercolour on laid paper. 426 mm x 344 mm. © Photo: Royal Academy of Arts, London.
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Sir George Clausen RA (1852 - 1944)
RA Collection: Art
426 mm x 344 mm
Sir George Clausen RA
Study of a building with cranes and figures
Pencil on wove paper
Study of men working on a building using cranes
Ink and pencil on card
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