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George Frideric Handel: 'The Charming Brute': 961

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Current Location: In storage


George Frideric Handel: 'The Charming Brute'


Draughtsman: Goupy, Joseph




History note: W.H. Cummings

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1919) by Six Friends of the late R. A. Streatfield


Circa 1740 - Circa 1750

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Materials used in production

Coloured chalks
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)
Frame Depth 60 mm Height 541 mm Width 470 mm
Paper Height 393 mm Width 323 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Gouache, black and coloured chalks on paper, laid down on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Pension, Benefit, Nobility, Friendship
  • Location: On scroll under Handel's foot
  • Text: Pax
  • Location: Lower right

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 961
Primary reference Number: 10779
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 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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