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The cockerel: P.21-1941

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The cockerel
Diversae avium species


Printmaker: Hollar, Wenceslaus (Attributed)
Painter: Barlow, Francis (After)



Legal notes

Given by Rachael Leighton through the N.A.C.F., April 1941

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1941) by Leighton, Rachel


17th Century#
1658 CE -


Based on Barlow's painting 'Domestic cock, hens and chicks' now in the collection at New Haven. From a series of 9 plates, with a title-page by Richard Gaywood.

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: when shall us meet / again
  • Location: Sheet upper right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.21-1941
Primary reference Number: 203112
New Hollstein (German): 1656
Pennington: 2128
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Audit data

Created: Friday 3 July 2015 Updated: Saturday 28 January 2023 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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