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Anatomy: 832/7.f.18

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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

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  • Text: 9
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Grey ink
  • Text: 18
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Anatomy / In order that the[i] we may ascertain the / knowledge which the Ancient Painters & Sculptors / possessed in Osteology & Anatomy, we must examine / what Hippocrates says on that subject / for as he was contemporary with Phidias Praxiteles & c we / must naturally derive the knowledge of the / artists of that & some of[ii] the ages immedi- / -ately following from that source / for this purpose the following extracts are given from that Author
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Grey ink
  • Text: Pliny says Medi[i] the Art of Medicine remained / in the darkest night from the Seige[sic] of Troy / 'till Hippocrates / Nat: Hist: lib 29. C: 1
  • Location: Recto, bottom of leaf
  • Method of creation: Grey ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 832/7.f.18
Primary reference Number: 38558
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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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