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Equilibrium of the Human Body (continued): 832/7.f.16

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Equilibrium of the Human Body (continued)


Draughtsman: Flaxman, John


Acquisition and important dates

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

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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: 7
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Grey ink
  • Text: 16
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: from the base line at B, whilst the arms being / thrown forward in the action the motion / of the upper part of the figure is thereby assisted / 11 The leaping figure alights when the gullet / is over the lower end of the Tibia / 12 Figures partly supported by leaning against / a Wall & partly on their feet / 13 a flying figure / 14 falling / 15 when two figures lean against each other / the center of gravity lies equally or not between them / according to the situation of the tangent parts
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Grey ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 832/7.f.16
Primary reference Number: 38553
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 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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