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A Shepherd Boy (Ducite ab urbe domum...): P.272-1941

Object information

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A Shepherd Boy (Ducite ab urbe domum...)


Printmaker: Palgrave, Francis Turner
Draughtsman: Spilsbury, Jonathan (After)
Painter: Reynolds, Joshua (After)



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1941-12) by Palgrave, Francis, Rev. and Annora, Miss


Production date: AD 1858-10


Copied in reverse from Jonathan Spilsbury after Sir Joshua Reynolds (Hamilton, 1884, p.156)

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Plate Height 139 mm Width 111 mm
Sheet Height 279 mm Width 193 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: OP. VI OCT. 1858
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Date
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: F.T. PALGRAVE S.
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Ducite ab urbe domum mea carmina ducite Dasnin[?]
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.272-1941
Primary reference Number: 3435
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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