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Capriccio with ruins and classical sculpture: V.4-191

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Capriccio with ruins and classical sculpture


Printmaker: Sandby, Paul
Printmaker: Fossati, Davide Antonio (After)
Draughtsman: Ricci, Marco (After)




Classical ruins with three men preparing to lift a column in the foreground, overseen by a man in armour standing at the base of a plinth supporting a statue of a female figure

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1879) by VanSittart, Augustus Arthur


Based on pl. 4 of 'Twentyfour landscapes after Marco Ricci, dedicated to Count Algarotti', 1743, etched by Davide Fossati

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 6
  • Location: Plate upper left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Number
  • Text: Mar Ricci Inv, P. Sandby Sc
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Name

Identification numbers

Accession number: V.4-191
Primary reference Number: 178235
Gunn: 19
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2017 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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