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The landing of Caesar: PD.101-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The landing of Caesar


Draughtsman: Haydon, Benjamin Robert




History note: Yvonne French; Thos. Agnew & Sons, London; bt. Batchelor, Dec 1959.

Legal notes

Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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

School or Style


Materials used in production

Indian ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and Indian ink

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A group of Barbarians in force - father, son and wife crouching down / in hopes of killing an individual by surprise, thinking to influence the battle,/ the King coming on in a chariot with fury darting a / spear - to contrast the barbarian intrepidity to the calm intellectual / thoughtfulness of Caesar who surveys the field and sees the movement necessary / to ensure the grand result - and disciplined advance of the Romans charge in / contrast with the wild unconnected rush of the Britons - You may make it / into a fine lesson.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Type: Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.101-2015
Primary reference Number: 210226
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 21 December 2016 Updated: Tuesday 5 April 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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