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Five drawings of heads: PD.4-1951B

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Five drawings of heads


Draughtsman: Leighton, Frederic, Baron



Measurements and weight

Height: 430 mm
Width: 287 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


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


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: Wednesday 11 January 2023 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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