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Study of the Cossack Teemorfait Carnboloff: PD.41-1991

Object information

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Study of the Cossack Teemorfait Carnboloff


Draughtsman: Ward, James, R.A.




History note: Wellesley Collection; Henry Scipio Reitlinger

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 375 mm
Width: 274 mm

Relative size of this object

27.4 m37.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Production date: AD 1814-07


A study for the portrait of 'Platoff's Charger and Four Cossacks' (1815) in the collection of the Duke of Northumberland. An almost identical study, with Christopher Powney in 1968 is additionally inscribed 'It was stated that this man killed / 14 frenchmen one morn.g before breakfast' ('Early Drawings', July 1968 (23)). A full-length study pose of the sitter is in the Ashmolean Museum (see David Blayney Brown, 1982, no. 1859, pl. 521); a highly finished watercolour of the sitter's head and shoulders was on the London Art Market in 1977 (Sotheby's, March 24 1977, lot 154).

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black chalk on paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: monogram

  • Text: J WARD RA
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Teemorfait / Carnborloff / King St / Barracks / July 1814 / Cossack
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.41-1991
Primary reference Number: 14224
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 27 October 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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