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Composition of six figures in Medieval Dress (Scene from a Play): 2153

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Titles

Composition of six figures in Medieval Dress (Scene from a Play)

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel

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Notes

History note: Ricketts and Shannon Collection

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Height: 289 mm
Width: 289 mm

Relative size of this object

28.9 m28.9 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Production date: circa AD 1850 : dated by Mrs. Surtees

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Brown ink
Graphite

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite, pen and brown ink on paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: monogram, added later

  • Text: DGR
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: RA Exhibition of British Art, 1934
  • Location: Backing
  • Method of creation: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2153
Primary reference Number: 13388
Surtees: 673
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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