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Sketchbook, with views in Italy: PD.1-2008

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Sketchbook, with views in Italy


Draughtsman: Ferrier, Gabriel




In 1872, Ferrier won the coveted prix de Rome, which allowed him to travel to Italy to study for three years at the expense of the State. This sketchbook is one that he used during his stay, and contains mainly copies of paintings by Italian artists that he would have seen in churches and galleries in Venice.

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Given by Jane Roberts in memory of Marianne Joannides, 2008

Measurements and weight

Height: 84 mm
Width: 153 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2008) by Roberts, Jane


19th century
Production date: circa AD 1875 : A copy of a portrait by his near-contemporary, Léon Bonnat (1833-1922) on one of the pages helps to date the sketchbook to c.1875, when Bonnat sent his painting (of Mme Pasca) to the annual Salon, and Ferrier had returned to Paris briefly to exhibit his own paintings there.

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Components of the work

Support composed of paper

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.1-2008
Primary reference Number: 185912
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Created: Wednesday 30 November 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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