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Samson; Macbeth and Wife on the stairs: 3686.f.36

Object information

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Samson; Macbeth and Wife on the stairs
Another version of recto


Draughtsman: Haydon, Benjamin Robert



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1905) by Parsons (Brompton Road)


Circa 1805 - 1826

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)
Support, Lower Drwg composed of laid paper ( laid down)
Medium, Lower Drwg composed of black chalk
Upper Drawing Size Height 114 mm Width 137 mm
Lower Drawing Size Height 146 mm Width 111 mm
Page Size Height 314 mm Width 194 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink on paper, laid down on album sheet; lower drawing: pen and brown ink and black chalk on laid paper, laid down on album sheet

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Samson
  • Location: Album sheet, below drawing
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: Macbeth & Wife / on the Stairs
  • Location: Album sheet, below drawing
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 3686.f.36
Primary reference Number: 10968
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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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