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Claudio and Isabella: 2073

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Current Location: In storage


Claudio and Isabella


Hunt, William Holman




History note: The artist, Leicester Galleries, possibly from whence purchased; Ricketts and Shannon (by 1907)

Legal notes

The Ricketts and Shannon Collection. Bequeathed by Charles Shannon, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 318 mm
Width: 190 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood


19th Century
Production date: AD 1850

School or Style


Materials used in production

Indian ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite, pen, Indian ink and wash on paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: monogram

  • Text: WHH
  • Location: Lower left
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1850
  • Location: Lower left, following the above
  • Type: Date
  • Text: (Liverpool, Manchester and "A Century of Art" Exhibitions)
  • Location: Old backing
  • Method of creation: Labels
  • Text: No. 1. Original design for the painting / of Claudio and Isabella, Exhibited at the R.A. / 1853 / Claudio: Death is a Fearful thing / Isabella: And shamed life hateful / measure for measure / W. Holman Hunt / 18 Melbury Road Kensington (in Holman Hunt's hand)
  • Location: Old backing

Inscription present: partly erased

  • Text: The property of C. Shannon C. Ricketts ---- Good portrait of Walter Deverell. C.R. (in Rickett's hand)
  • Location: Old backing
  • Text: Cladio & Isabella by Holman Hunt / property of Charles Shanon) / Charles Ricketts) Lansdowne House. (in Rickett's hand)
  • Location: Newer mount

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2073
Primary reference Number: 11564
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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