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Samson killing the lion; Study for Macbeth?: 3686.f.48

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Samson killing the lion; Study for Macbeth?


Draughtsman: Haydon, Benjamin Robert




Recto, two drawings, verso one drawing, all laid down on album sheet.

Acquisition and important dates

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


1805 - 1826


Upper drawing, verso, pen and brown ink, with brown wash: Study for Macbeth?

Verso, pen and brown ink on paper, hinged at top: Study of a female figure.

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Materials used in production

Brown ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down; upper drawing hinged at left; verso drawing hinged at top)
Drawing Size, Verso Height 181 mm Width 114 mm
Upper Drawing Size Height 247 mm Width 185 mm
Page Size Height 314 mm Width 194 mm
Lower Drawing Size Height 64 mm Width 94 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and brown ink with brown wash (upper drawing, verso)on paper, laid down on album sheet

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Samson killing the Lion
  • Location: Upper drawing, recto
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 3686.f.48
Primary reference Number: 10980
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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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