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Quantity (continued): 832/7.f.55

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Quantity (continued)


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 : Recto: pen and brown ink verso: pen and brown ink over some graphite on laid paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 55
  • Location: Recto, upper right corner
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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

  • Text: In lines, two oppositte Curves not united by a medium are[i] may be / uniform, but are not in harmony with each other / Two opposs[ii] / Two opposisite[sic] curves become harmonious by / the union of the end of one with the end / of the other, & perfectly so, if the proportion / of the one curve is to the other as a 3d / 5:th or 8:th / + / In the composition of 2 of more[iii] lines will be harmonious when they are formed of / harmonious lines, & when their[iv] (see the former / proposition) & when their convexes are unequally / opposed to their concaves in the ratio of 3:ds / 5ths 8ths & their Divisions / When two or more lines are composed in a group they must / not only be serpentine, but they must be / Incricciated[sic], plaited, or one wound about / the other, still the quantities, curves of / the lines & vacancies, made harmonious by / + the rules of the foregoing proposition / + The lines in the group of Laocoon, the mother
  • Location: Recto
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Inscription present: continuation of '+' note from recto; the following in brown ink: [i] preceding word crossed through

  • Text: of the Niobe's, the Boxers &c Jus[i] are formed on the / principles of the above propositions
  • Location: Verso, bottom
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 832/7.f.55
Primary reference Number: 38785
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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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