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The Infant Shakespeare: B.V.40

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Titles

The Infant Shakespeare
Shakespeare between Tragedy and Comedy
The Infancy of Shakespeare
Sketch for the same, reversed, upside down

Maker(s)

Romney, George (Draughtsman)

Measurements and weight

Height: 307 mm
Width: 497 mm

Relative size of this object

49.7 m30.7 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1818-09) by Romney, John

Dating

Production date: AD 1783

School or Style

British

Materials used in production

Sepia wash
Graphite
Sepia

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( buff)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen with dark sepia and dark sepia wash over graphite on buff paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: No. 62
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Dark sepia

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: B.V.40
Primary reference Number: 15735
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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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