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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

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 over graphite on laid paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 54
  • Location: Recto, upper right corner
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: the above appears to be a graphite inscription overwritten in brown ink, with the exception of characters thus, [ ], which are graphite; the following in brown ink: [i] three preceding words crossed through

  • Text: Quantity, / + / In the Composition of Design, is subject to the / same Division as the sounds in Music & they are equally harmonious in both 3:ds 5ths & 8ths / & their divisions, will always be found agreable to / the eye & to the mind whilst other divisions, will / have a different effect. for example two or more / lines or quantities, exactly alike, will produce / unifomity, an che a[i] a production of unity, but / not Harmony / Uniformity is the likeness of one subject to another / [to each other] / Harmony is the connection [connection] of two subjects / by means of their mutual participation / in a third / In colours, Red & Blue, are Discordant, until / united by the medium of purple, in which they / have a mutual particpation &c / + Scholium 3d on Composition
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 832/7.f.54
Primary reference Number: 38784
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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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