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Study of a male nude figure with scale of proportions: P.12699-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Study of a male nude figure with scale of proportions


Printmaker: Fabri, Giovanni
Draughtsman: Passarotti, Bartolommeo (Attributed to)
Draughtsman: Michelangelo Buonarroti (Previously attributed)




History note: From the collection of Sir E.J. Poynter (1836-1919) [Lugt 874]

Measurements and weight

Height: 446 mm
Width: 299 mm

Relative size of this object

29.9 m44.6 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

by Unknown


18th century
Circa 1764 - 1777


In the same direction as the drawing (PD.122-1961)

School or Style


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Dedication to Stanislas II August, King of Poland by Francis Albergati Capacelli.

  • Text: Dal disegno originale di Michel Angelo Bonarota/ Dedicato all Sa.RI Majesta di Stanislao Augusto Re di Polonia/ da Francesco Albergati Capacelli
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: G. Fabbri f.
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

Inscription present: Lugt 874 (stamped twice, one fainter)

  • Text: EJP
  • Location: Image lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Stamp

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.12699-R
Primary reference Number: 185428
Le Blanc: 8
Lugt: 874
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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