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Drapery: 832/7.f.44

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Titles

Drapery
Drapery

Maker(s)

Draughtsman: Flaxman, John

Categories

Acquisition and important dates

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

School or Style

British

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

Handwriting : Pen and brown ink

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 44
  • Location: Upper right corner
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Drapery
  • Location: Recto, upper centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: the following in brown ink: [i] preceding word crossed through, following above the line; [ii] preceding four lines crossed through; [iii] preceding word crossed through; [iv] preceding two lines crossed through

  • Text: The first requisite in a Drapery is that the / a Garment of a determined form, should be disposed / on the living figure[i] or lay-figure + as the Palliam / Tum[?] & c.[ii] / Note continued / Some Artists of the 16th Century have studies / their draperies from paper hung on their lay-figures / but this practice is too far removed[iii] from Truth & / too ridiculous to need any comment. these & similar errors are the consequence / of a weak judgment, they reflect disgrace on the / professors, they tend to the destruction of Art & / to the oblivion of Knowledge / + It has been the defects of modern Art that its works / Drapery has been very imperfectly Studied[iv]
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Inscription present: the following in brown ink: [i] preceding six words crossed through; [ii] preceding word crossed through; [iii] preceding three words crossed through

  • Text: Drapery / The Drapery of a figure, is its garment or cloathing / as the Palliam, Tunica &c / A Garment fit for representa usefully conveniently properly[i] disposed / will always[ii] account for the figure underneath / In a garment so disposed the folds will / always be beauti[iii] Natural & Beautiful / Garments most convenient to / the Human figure are as follows[iv]
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Brown ink
  • Text: Pallium Chlamys
  • Location: Verso, bottom
  • Method of creation: Grey ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 832/7.f.44
Primary reference Number: 38754
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Audit data

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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