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Aesop explains a Will: P.56-1956

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Aesop explains a Will
The Fables of Jean de La Fontaine


Printmaker: Gooden, Stephen Frederick



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1956-05) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Production date: AD 1931


Illustration to the first volume of The Fables of Jean de La Fontaine, Translated by Sir Edward Marsh, London, Heinemann, 1931, p. 80

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Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Sheet Height 257 mm Width 172 mm
Plate Height 70 mm Width 92 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: OK. SG
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.56-1956
Primary reference Number: 2414
Dodgson (Gooden): 83
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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