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Venus and Adonis: 2859

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Current Location: In storage


Venus and Adonis


Draughtsman: Broeck, Crispin van den



Measurements and weight

Height: 289 mm
Width: 203 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Transferred (1876) by Cambridge University Library

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Materials used in production

Brown wash
Red chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( part of the leg of Adonis is corrected on a separate sheet, pasted over the original drawing)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Red chalk, pen and ink, a line of red chalk, and line of brown wash borders it on all sides on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Marco Abonda fe Venetsia
  • Location: Below right
  • Method of creation: Brown ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2859
Primary reference Number: 4362
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 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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