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Penelope's Dream: PD.94-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Penelope's Dream


Draughtsman: Flaxman, John




A drawing for Book IV of Homer's Odyssey, Plate 7, edition of 1793, engraved by Tommaso Piroli (1752–1824)


History note: John Manning; bt. Batchelor from his exhibition 1959 (£12.12.0)

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2015) by Batchelor, Ivor, Sir and Lady


18th Century
1792 CE - 1793 CE

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and ink

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J. Flaxman
  • Location: Sheet lower left
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.94-2015
Primary reference Number: 210218
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Audit data

Created: Monday 19 December 2016 Updated: Thursday 31 March 2022 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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