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Sweet Modesty and Detestable Impudence: 889(2)

Object information

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Sweet Modesty and Detestable Impudence


Draughtsman: Dance, George II (Ascribed to)



Measurements and weight

Height: 156 mm
Width: 228 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1917-06) by Murray, Charles Fairfax

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash
Brown ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite, pen and brown ink with grey washes on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Sweet Modesty
  • Location: Below left hand figure
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: Detestable Impudence
  • Location: Below right hand figure
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 889(2)
Primary reference Number: 10169
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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