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Emma Hart as Medea slaying a child: L.D.149

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Emma Hart as Medea slaying a child


Draughtsman: Romney, George



Measurements and weight

Height: 400 mm
Width: 310 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1874-05-02) by Unknown


Circa 1781 - 1783

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown ink wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen with brown ink and brown ink wash over graphite, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: After 50
  • Location: Verso, center
  • Text: Fury (? or Emy)
  • Location: Verso, lower right

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: L.D.149
Primary reference Number: 15609
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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