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Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Adanson (1732-1804), Interpreter to the King in Alexandria: PD.39-2001

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Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Adanson (1732-1804), Interpreter to the King in Alexandria


Marchand, Jh. (Draughtsman)


History note: Renaud J. de Noray (Noray S.A.R.L.), from whom acquired

Measurements and weight

Height: 242 mm
Width: 200 mm

Relative size of this object

20 m24.2 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2001) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Production date: AD/CE 1773

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Materials used in production

Red chalk

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Red chalk on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Jean Baptiste Adanson, l'Interprètre à Alexandrie / Dessiné par Jh. Marchand, son ami, en 1773
  • Location: Below the mounting sheet
  • Method of creation: Red chalk?

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.39-2001
Primary reference Number: 40080
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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