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Sketchbook: 832/4

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Current Location: In storage




Flaxman, John (Draughtsman)


Vellum bound sketchbook containing 28 leaves. Three leaves have been cut out and are loose. Front cover bears traces of graphite (black ink?) illustration, and has a flap which may be closed to protect the edges of the leaves. Many leaves have apparently been removed, including the following: 1 following f.1, 4 following f.12 and 1 following f.16. Cuts on the versos of f.24 and f.25 indicate leaves removed following f.25.

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

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Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper Leaf Height 192 mm Width 137 mm
Cover Height 201 mm Width 145 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A
  • Location: Spine
  • Method of creation: Black ink

Inscription present: below this inscription are remains of Greek lettering in black ink

  • Text: DANTE
  • Location: Spine, centre
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Text: de Motu
  • Location: Inside front cover, top
  • Method of creation: Grey ink
  • Text: 6 Wim / 10 Porter
  • Location: Inside rear cover, top
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: upside down

  • Text: 25 tools / 4 Kav / 10 Mar / 6 Porter
  • Location: Inside rear cover, bottom
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: remains of a printed label with a blue ink border

  • Location: Rear cover, upper right
  • Method of creation: Printed label

Identification numbers

Accession number: 832/4
Primary reference Number: 38813
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 5 August 2021 Last processed: Friday 6 August 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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