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Study of the head of a model: 3307

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Study of the head of a model


Draughtsman: Constable, John




History note: David Lucas; H.S. Theobald Sale, Christie's, 25-30 April 1910, lot 1096 (with Nos. 3308, 3310, 3313)

Measurements and weight

Height: 130 mm
Width: 86 mm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1910-05) by Charrington, John


Circa 1800 - 1801

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Graphite on laid paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in David Lucas's hand

  • Text: This drawing was done at an early period soon after his arrival in London. I believe from a Jew who as a favourite model to the artist of that period
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 3307
Primary reference Number: 14852
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 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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