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Axioms: equilibrium


Draughtsman: Flaxman, John


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

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Grey ink

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

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Handwriting : Pen and grey ink on laid paper

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  • Text: 8
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Grey ink
  • Text: 17
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Axioms / 1 In any figure supported on one point the / superincumbent weight shall be equally disposed / about that point / 2 In any figure supported equally on two or more / points the center of gravity shall fall in a point equally distant from & between each / of the other points on which the weight is / supported / 3 In any figure supported unequally on / two or more points, the center of gravity shall be / found nearest to that point on which the / figure is most supported
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Grey ink

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Accession number: 832/7.f.17
Primary reference Number: 38555
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

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

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