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Album containing a dedicatory sonnet and 48 drawings: PD.217-1994

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Album containing a dedicatory sonnet and 48 drawings

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Pinet, Antoine du

Entities

Categories

Description

Each of the drawings is framed by a border of gold paint of varying size according to the depth of the painted area. The drawings on white laid paper, watermarked with a bunch of grapes are bound into an album with a contemporary gold-tooled limp vellum cover bearing the arms, recto and verso of Louise of Lorraine (1553-1601). This, in turn, is bound into an eighteenth century French red morocco gilt binding. The spine is lettered in gold (see 'inscriptions/marks'.) Each of the drawings is framed by a border of gold paint of varying size according to the depth of the painted area. Blank ff not detailed elsewhere.

Notes

History note: Louise de Lorraine, Queen of France; Paul Girardot de Prefond; Thomas Philip, 2nd Earl de Grey, by descent to Baroness Lucas of Crudwell and Dingwall

Legal notes

Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by H.M. Government and allocated to the Museum.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1994) by H.M. Government

Note

Born at Besancon, Antoine du Pinet [or du Pinay], was an author of several books, including a 'Historia Plantarum' published in Lyons in 1561. He had a reputation as a good draughtsman and died in Paris.

School or Style

French

Components of the work

Sheet Size Height 204 mm Width 139 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: FLEUR / PEINT / ET / MINIAT
  • Location: Spine
  • Method of creation: Embossed gold

Inscription present: citron Morocco

  • Text: EX / MUSAEO / PAULI / GIRARDOT / DE / PREFOND
  • Location: Fly leaf
  • Method of creation: Book plate

Inscription present: paper

  • Text: Wrest Park
  • Location: Fly leaf
  • Method of creation: Book plate

Inscription present: library mark

  • Text: AL45/rec/;
  • Location: Fly leaf of the original limp vellum cover
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: I[?]M55/45
  • Location: Fly leaf of the original limp vellum cover
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: no. 115/P
  • Location: Fly leaf of the original limp vellum cover
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: T[?].9
  • Location: Fly leaf of the original limp vellum cover
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 2.12.6
  • Location: F.1, upper right
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.217-1994
Primary reference Number: 30060
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Album containing a dedicatory sonnet and 48 drawings" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/30060 Accessed: 2024-07-23 22:05:06

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