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Difference in the proportions of women and men; Hercules: 832/7.f.38

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Difference in the proportions of women and men; Hercules


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

Brown ink

Components of the work

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

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and brown ink on laid paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 38
  • Location: Upper right corner
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: table cannot be accurately represented in this form; the following in brown ink: [i] preceding word crossed through; [ii] preceeding word crossed through

  • Text: Difference in the proportions / of / Women & Men / In[i] The 8 heads allowed to the heigth[sic] of the female human / figure, is contained in a compass of one face / less in[ii] than in the male. / Comparison of Breaths[sic] Man Woman / Profile from the Os Pubis to the / extremity of the buttock | Head Parts / 1 Woman / Head Parts men / 1 -- 5 --- 5 / front Shoulders ------------------ 2 -- 1 --------3 --- 8 / Loins--------- 1 - 1 1-------------- 9
  • Location: Recto, upper half of leaf
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: Hercules / It is to be observed that in the Proportions of the / Hercules Farnese & the Torso Belvidere, the lengths are / nearly the same as in the Apollo Belvidere, the Mercury / of Vatican & c but the breadths, particularly in the / body are about one fifth greater.
  • Location: Recto, lower half of leaf
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

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Accession number: 832/7.f.38
Primary reference Number: 38727
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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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