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Description of figures 2 and 3 (see 832/7.f.4&5): 832/7.f.6

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Description of figures 2 and 3 (see 832/7.f.4&5)


Draughtsman: Flaxman, John


Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1916-12) by Murray, Charles Fairfax

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Materials used in production

Grey ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Leaf Height 230 mm Width 169 mm

Techniques used in production

Handwriting : Pen and grey ink on laid paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 6
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 3
  • Location: Upper right corner
  • Method of creation: Grey ink

Inscription present: [i] two preceding words crossed through in grey ink

  • Text: Fig 2 / Inclination of the head to the breast / B the extreme bend of the back over the legs / withough changing the position of the legs / 2d B demonstration of the vertebrae of the / loins in this position. / C extreme line of the back bent over the[i] / backwards without changing the position / of the legs / D when the back is bent as far as D the / thighs & legs will project as at E / Fig 3 / AA Segment described by the arm until it / arrives at x when as the upper arm can proceed no farther the loewr arm bends from / the elbow at B to B / CC Segment described by the leg until / it arrives at / D when the leg bends from the knee
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Grey ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 832/7.f.6
Primary reference Number: 38518
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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