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'To strengthen such as do stand': 3595/5

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'To strengthen such as do stand'
Sketch of two figures dragging a third, screaming


Draughtsman: Flaxman, John



Measurements and weight

Height: 116 mm
Width: 105 mm

Relative size of this object

10.5 m11.6 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1873-11)

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Materials used in production

Grey ink
Brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Recto: graphite, pen and grey ink and brown wash verso: graphite on paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: To strengthen such as do stand
  • Location: Below the image
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: 5
  • Location: Album sheet, upper right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: no.3595/5
  • Location: Album sheet, lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 3595/5
Primary reference Number: 10624
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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