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Sketchbook: 832/3

Object information

Current Location: In storage


A map; various sketches of figures (all graphite)
Profile of a seated figure; various slight graphite sketches


Draughtsman: Flaxman, John



Vellum bound sketchbook containing 28 leaves, including two which are apparently not originally from the book (f.11 and f.28). The first 14 leaves have been cut out, and are detached from the binding. Front cover has a flap and a length of string so that the covers may be fastened to protect the leaves. The following leaves have been removed: five preceding f.15; one following f.24 and one following f.26. Many other leaves appear to have been cut out and are missing.

Acquisition and important dates

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

School or Style


Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Leaf Height 193 mm Width 134 mm
Cover Height 206 mm Width 143 mm

Inscription or legends present

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

Inscription present: the left edge of the label is torn

  • Text: .[6]77
  • Location: Outside front cover, lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed label with black ink MS additions
  • Text: P VII.58.59
  • Location: Inside rear cover, upper right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Q.III 42 R XII.14 / P VIII.58.59
  • Location: Inside rear cover, below
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: upside down

  • Text: 448H
  • Location: Outside rear cover, lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed label with black ink MS additions

Identification numbers

Accession number: 832/3
Primary reference Number: 38875
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 28 October 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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