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Two studies of a head: 2189

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Two studies of a head
Studies of drapery, arms and heads


Draughtsman: Stevens, Alfred George




History note: Ricketts and Shannon Collection

Legal notes

The Ricketts and Shannon Collection. Bequeathed by Charles Shannon, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 265 mm
Width: 323 mm

Relative size of this object

32.3 m26.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood

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Materials used in production

Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Medium, Verso composed of graphite

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Recto: red chalk verso: red chalk and graphite on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Laurence W. Hodson
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Probably for a group of Macbeth and the Witches. / We have a slight pen and ink sketch for the composition / D.S.M. / The sketches in the back are for 'King Alfred / & his mother'.
  • Location: Mount, verso
  • Method of creation: MS label stuck down

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 2189
Primary reference Number: 19414
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 May 2023 Last processed: Thursday 11 May 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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