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Study of a horseman pointing in the distance: PD.255-1963

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Study of a horseman pointing in the distance


Attributed to Verschuring, Hendrik (Draughtsman)


History note: W. Brockedon; with Colnaghi's; bt. Ingram (Lugt 1405a), 23 April 1942 with three others

Measurements and weight

Height: 195 mm
Width: 155 mm

Relative size of this object

15.5 m19.5 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Previously attributed to Aelbert Cuyp [1620-1691]; a pair to PD.253-1963

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown-grey wash
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Black chalk, touched with the brush in brown-grey, with a line of black chalk bordering it on all sides, on paper, laid down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: by Albert Cuyp - fine / 21000
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.255-1963
Primary reference Number: 4485
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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