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Five drawings of heads: PD.4-1951B

Object information

Awaiting location update

Titles

Five drawings of heads

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Leighton, Frederic, Baron

Entities

Categories

Measurements and weight

Height: 430 mm
Width: 287 mm

Relative size of this object

28.7 m43 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1951) by Martineau, Helen

Note

Fomerly used as the backing for PD.4-1951A, but from the relatively unsophisticated style of the drawings dateable to the early 1850s. There are five drawings of heads: one of an elderly man with side-whiskers, one of a younger man with an aquiline profile (Leighton's father?), a very rough caricature of a girl, another profile of a girl (perhaps the artist's sister Alexandra), and on the right the profile on an obese, hooded man.

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Black ink

Components of the work

Support composed of card ( thick buff)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black ink on thick buff card

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J. Portch, 26 Prince's St., Oxford Print and Drawing Mounter (etc.)
  • Location: Centre
  • Method of creation: Printed label

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.4-1951B
Primary reference Number: 11815
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 6 August 2011 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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