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The Colosseum, Rome and the Arch of Constantine: PD.248-1963

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Current Location: In storage


The Colosseum, Rome and the Arch of Constantine


Draughtsman: Cruyl, Liévin




History note: W. Esdaile (Lugt 2617); his sale, lot 1255 June 24 1840, with PD.249-1963; with Colnaghi's; bt. Ingram (Lugt 1405a) 28 June 1937

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 128 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1963) by Ingram, Bruce Stirling, Sir


A pair to PD.249-1963

School or Style


Materials used in production

Green wash
Light-brown wash

Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

Techniques used in production

Pen and ink : Pen and ink, light-brown wash, with a line of green wash bordering it on all sides, on vellum

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: L. Cruyl
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1801 WE. P 35 N 280 (in Esdaile's hand)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: N Nro (in Esdaile's hand)
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.248-1963
Primary reference Number: 4465
Lugt: 2617
Lugt: 1405a
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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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