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Current Location: In storage


Volume of graphite portraits


Draughtsman: Flaxman, John




Sketchbook with marbled end boards and brown leather spine. Contains 31 leaves. The following pages have been removed: f.7, f.8, f.9, f.10, f.11, f.30, f.31, f.32, f.34, f.36, f.41 and f.44. The following pages have been removed and mounted separately: f.37, f.39 and f.45.


History note: John Flaxman, R.A. (d. 1826); Flaxman sale (remainder of his collection), Christie's, 11 April 1862, lot 450, bt. Mr Kibble; sold at Hodgson's, 25 January 1905, lot 372, bt. Quaritch; acquired from them by C.F. Murray, 1910

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1916) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


19th Century
Production date: AD 1801 : Various pages watermarked: WHATMAN 1801.

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Components of the work

Leaf Height 178 mm Width 210 mm
Cover Board Height 184 mm Width 218 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Jany. 1804
  • Location: Inner cover of volume
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Mr Kibble / John Flaxman's Sketches / purchased at the Sale / at Messrs Christie Manson & Woods / April 1862 (in another hand)
  • Location: Inner cover of volume
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: 1-3-6
  • Location: Inner cover of volume
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 828
Primary reference Number: 10572
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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