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Drapery studies: 832/7.f.45

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Drapery studies
Drapery: Pallium and Chamys


Flaxman, John (Draughtsman)

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
Recto Verso

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 45
  • Location: Upper right corner
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Peplos
  • Location: Centre left
  • Method of creation: Grey ink
  • Text: Hercalaneura
  • Location: Recto, lower centre right
  • Method of creation: Grey ink
  • Text: Tunica
  • Location: Recto, lower left
  • Method of creation: Grey ink

Inscription present: the upper line crossed through in grey ink

  • Text: Chito-peplos / Peplo-chiton
  • Location: Recto, lower right
  • Method of creation: Grey ink

Inscription present: the following in grey ink: [i] preceding word crossed through; [ii] preceding word crossed through, the following word above the line; [iii] preceding line crossed through; [iv preceding three words crossed through

  • Text: Pallium / 1 The form of this Garment is a long square / rounded on one sid[i] of the longer sides + _ it / was generally worn thus, one end thrown round / the right[ii] left side of the body as far as the back whilst the other end was carried under the right arm round the shoulders & fell over / the front of the left shoulder _ this garment is peculiar to / Jupiter, Bacchus, Esculapius & in general to / the Greek Philosophers Poets & Orators. / The manner of wearing the garment is like[iii] / The Fariolo of the modern Italians is worn in a manner similar / to this garment / note the Pallium or Cloak of the Men / & the Peplos or veil of the women as well / as[iv] & their varieties are thrown or wrapt round / the figure in different forms as the convenience / of the wearer required / 2 The Chlamys Chleana or Military Cloak must / have been nearly of a circular form with / an opening & a round hole in the middle / for the neck to pass thro' the, extremities of this / round hole were connected by a button / on the right shoulder / + See a collection of Antique dresses suited the French- / Tragedies of Ancient stories lately published at Paris
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Grey ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 832/7.f.45
Primary reference Number: 38755
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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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