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Christ in the House of His Parents: 2120

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Christ in the House of His Parents
At left, rough sketch for 'Ferdinand and Ariel'


Draughtsman: Millais, John Everett




History note: Mrs Ayres, bt. from her by S.C. Cockerell in 1911, passed to C. Shannon, 1919; Ricketts and Shannon Collection

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 195 mm
Width: 336 mm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Verso study for 'Ferdinand and Ariel', 1849 (repr. Gese and Ironside, pl. 62). Ferdinand whose head is cut at edge of paper and imps who are in a slightly different pose. See J.G. Millais, I, p. 84, for another graphite study for this painting.

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Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite on paper

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Inscription present: monogram

  • Text: JEM
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2120
Primary reference Number: 12092
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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