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'Five Gorgon heads appear...!': 889(47)

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'Five Gorgon heads appear...!'


Draughtsman: Dance, George II



Measurements and weight

Height: 165 mm
Width: 231 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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

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Materials used in production

Grey wash
Grey ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and grey ink and grey wash on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Pourst thro' Five holes, Five Gorgon heads appear, and quell his gallant heart
  • Location: Lower edge
  • Method of creation: Grey ink

Inscription present: faint

  • Text: (illegible names)
  • Location: Above the 3 central heads
  • Method of creation: Grey ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 889(47)
Primary reference Number: 10228
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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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