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Study for costume of Minos: PD.811-1975

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Study for costume of Minos


Draughtsman: Raverat, Gwendolen



Measurements and weight

Height: 200 mm
Width: 255 mm

Relative size of this object

25.5 m20 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1975) by Gurney, Sophie and Hambro, Elisabeth


Relates to a theatrical performance of 'Icaro'

School or Style


Materials used in production

Gold paint

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( thin)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Pen and brush with ink and bodycolour with some gold on thin paper
Pen and ink

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Minos
  • Location: Upper left
  • Method of creation: Ink

Inscription present: instructions for making the positions indicated on the figure with armour

  • Text: round cloak of black and gold brocade / fastened across breast by jewelled strap / gold breast plate / (gold American cloth) / rolled belt / loin cloth
  • Location: Left of figure
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.811-1975
Primary reference Number: 13071
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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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